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Department of Liquor and Lottery

The VT Department of Liquor & Lottery provides a regulatory framework for the responsible sale and consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and gaming entertainment, ensuring public safety and contributing 100% of profits to Vermont communities through the General and Education funds.

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The Office of Education provides education services to licensees, bartenders, servers, store clerks, consumers, parents, teenagers and anyone else who needs to know how to make sure alcohol and tobacco are used only used in safe and legal ways.

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Compliance & Enforcement

The Office of Compliance and Enforcement is charged with investigating possible violations of liquor laws and regulations, and carrying out law enforcement activities related to these incidents.

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Laws and Regulations

The State of Vermont legislates liquor and tobacco related statutes. The Board of Liquor and Lottery creates the regulations on how these statutes are implemented and enforced.

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Operating a Bar

A First Class License allows an establishment to serve beer and wine. Establishments that intend to serve spirits must also have a Third Class License.

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Tasting Permits

A Wine or Malt Tasting Permit allows manufacturers and Second Class licensees to conduct tastings on the premises of a Second Class licensee (store).

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Manufacturing Beer, Wine, or Spirits

The Bottler's License for Malt, Vinous, or Spirituous Beverage allows the producuction of vinous, malt, or spirituous beverages.

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Please note our new mailing address is: 1311 Route 302, Suite 100, Barre, VT 05641

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