Liquor License Renewal Update

27 April 2020


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

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Liquor License Renewal Update


MONTPELIER, VT – April 27, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Office of Licensing of the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control (DLC) has implemented an extension process for all currently valid liquor licenses. Any licensee can visit the DLC website and submit an “Intent to renew” form. By indicating intent to renew, a licensee will be granted a provisional extension and allowed to lawfully operate after their license expires on April 30, 2020. That form can be found here:


Any licensee who has, at this time, submitted a license renewal application to the town, which has not been fully processed, will be considered “valid after expiration” upon notice from the town clerk informing the DLC of receipt of the application. DLC does encourage all licensees to submit their renewal paperwork as soon as possible to their local control commissioners or town clerk.


The DLC has also created a dashboard allowing anyone to search the status of all licenses. This website is updated daily by 9:00 am. The list is current as of the previous 24 hours and encourages anyone looking for the status of a liquor license(s) to utilize this website before calling to check the status. That dashboard can be found here:


The DLC is working diligently to process all licenses as they are submitted. In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we are working remotely to adhere to the Stay Home, Stay Safe order.  We appreciate your patience as the renewal process is slightly delayed.


About the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control (DLC)

The mission of the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control is to serve the public by encouraging responsible consumption and preventing the misuse of beverage alcohol and tobacco through the controlled distribution, education and licensing of sellers, as well as the wise use of enforcement. The Department works to provide excellent customer service in conjunction with our Agency Partners to operate efficient, convenient, and profitable liquor stores. All profits from the DLC’s operations are contributed to the State of Vermont’s General Fund with over $300,000,000 being contributed since 2000.


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Wendy Knight, Deputy Commissioner
13 Green Mountain Drive
Montpelier VT 05602

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