COVID-19 Update as it Impacts the Liquor License Renewal Process and Outside Consumption Permits

17 June 2020


Martin Prevost
Director, Office of Licensing
Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery
Division of Liquor Control

June 17, 2020

COVID-19 Update as it Impacts the Liquor License Renewal Process and Outside Consumption Permits

Outside Consumption Permits

On June 15, 2020, Governor Scott extended the Executive Order 01-20 relating to COVID-19.  In this Amended and restated Executive Order the Governor has extended the timeline on provisions for outside consumption.  The date for these modifications have been extended to allow for continued use of the provisional Outside Consumption Permit. 

Provisional OCPs will now be valid until July 15, 2020.  The provisional OCP is designed to allow valid licensees to serve alcohol in defined outside areas upon submission.  The online form can be found here. The applicant also needs to apply for a regular OCP through the application process with the municipality. The OCP application can be found here.  The fee for an OCP has been waived at this time.  The Municipality will then review the application and forward it to Department of Liquor & Lottery, Division of Liquor Control (DLL) with recommendations.  DLL will then process the application.

Any provisional OCPs that were issued and not yet replaced with regular OCP will automatically be extended to July 15, 2020.

License renewals

License renewal process procedures have also been extended by DLL.  Any licensee that has not already done so, but wishes to initiate the renewal process, may fill out the “intent to renew” form found here and also immediately submit their renewal to the municipal clerk with the appropriate fees attached.  Renewals were sent to the licensees early in the year.  If licensees do not have their renewals, they may contact the municipal clerk to obtain a copy.

Please note:  These amendments and provisions are designed to help licensees re-open and operate immediately without the delay of traditional processing times. It is incumbent on the licensee to complete the process by following the guidelines provided.  Failure to follow through with the process will result in the licenses and permits becoming invalid upon modification or expiration of the executive order.

Any questions may be directed to the Licensing division at 802-828-2339 or

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