Alcohol

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Forms to Run a Store Selling Beer, Wine or Tobacco

Download the application  forms to fill out. Most of them can be filled out on-screen by clicking on areas and typing. Print out and mail in with the appropriate fees.  All of them use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.  If you get a "Bad Encrypt Dictionary" error, download a more current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Run a Store Selling Beer, Wine or Tobacco

A Second Class License allows a store to sell beer and wine only, to the public for consumption off the premises and to export (out of the state) malt or vinous beverages only (provided that the licensee follows the guidelines for importation of malt or vinous beverages into that state).

A Second Class License holder may also apply for a Fortified Wine Permit which allows the licensee to purchase listed fortified wines and order case loads of non-listed  (by Department of Liquor Control Agencies) fortified wine products for resale.

Education for First Class License

Education is a vital part of the mission of the Vermont Department of Liquor Control.  The Education Division helps bring training and seminars to consumers, businessmen, teenagers, parents, bartenders, store owners, and anyone else who needs to know about how to make sure alcohol is only used in safe and legal ways.

Training Materials for First Class License

The Department of Liquor Control allows businesses to take a train the trainer approach to training employees within a business.  A certified member of the staff may train other employees on the rules and regulations around selling and serving alcohol and tobacco.  These in-house certifications are not transferrable and employees must be recertified if they work for another employer.    The In-House Training Kit includes all relevant materials and the mandatory DLC video for selling or serving alcohol.  Training materials for other circumstances are listed below.   The

How to Apply for a First and Third Class License

A First Class License allows an establishment to serve beer and wine and the application is submitted to the town or city for approval.   An establishment that would also like to serve spirits may download and complete a Third Class License application.  Application for a Third Class License does not go to the town and may be submitted directly to the DLC with the appropriate fee at any time.

Forms to Operate a Restaurant or Bar

First and Third Class Licenses

A First Class License allows an establishment to serve beer and wine.  Establishments that intend to serve spirits must also apply for a Third Class License.  Only the First Class License must be approved by the locality before application can be made to the Department of Liquor Control.  Both the First and the Third Class License applications can be submitted to the DLC at the same time.

What is a First Class License?

A First Class License allows an establishment to serve beer and wine.  Establishments that intend to serve spirits must also apply for a Third Class License.  Only the First Class License must be approved by the locality before application can be made to the Department of Liquor Control.  Both the First and the Third Class License applications may be submitted to the DLC at the same time.

Operate a Restaurant or Bar

First and Third Class Licenses

A First Class License allows an establishment to serve beer and wine.  Establishments that intend to serve spirits must also apply for a Third Class License.  Only the First Class License must be approved by the locality before application can be made to the Department of Liquor Control.  Both the First and the Third Class License applications can be submitted to the DLC at the same time.

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