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Forms for Other Licenses and Permits

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.

Other Licenses and Permits

The DLC offers a variety of other permits and licenses as required by State laws and regulations.  For example, an art gallery, bookstore, public library or museum permit allows these venues to conduct an event at which malt or vinous beverages or both are served by the glass to the public, provided that the event is approved by the local licensing authority.  A permit holder may purchase malt or vinous beverages directly from a licensed retailer. The permit holder shall be subject to the provisions of this title and the rules of the Board regarding the service of alcoholic beverages.

How to Apply for a License to Sell Beer and Wine

This license is obtained by downloading the Wholesale Dealer's License application form.  It is also necessary to have a Solicitor's permit for every employee who solicits orders for your company.

Complete and submit the application to the Department of Liquor Control with the appropriate fees.

All applicants will need to produce a copy of the following as well:

Forms to Wholesale Beer or Wine

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.

Wholesale Beer or Wine to Stores or Restaurants

A Wholesale Dealer License  allows for the distribution of malt/vinous beverages to First and Second Class Licensees.  In addition a Solicitor's License is required to solicit orders for beer and wine.

 

Information for Direct Shippers of Malt and Wine

Direct Ship licenses allow winieries and breweries to ship directly to consumers or in the case of vinous products to ship directly to retail establishments through common carriers. However, both of these licenses have limits on how much wine can be sent directly to the consumer or retailer.

How to Apply for a Manufacturer's License

This license is obtained by downloading the Application for License to Manufacture or Rectify Malt, Vinous, or Spirituous Beverages.  Complete and submit the application to the Department of Liquor Control.   You will be contacted by a DLC Licensing Investigator.  The Investigator will request copies of your articles of incorporation or LLC.  If you're licensing as an individual, you do not need to produce articles of incorporation or LLC. 

All applicants will need to produce a copy of the following as well:

Manufacture Beer, Wine or Spirits

In order to produce and sell wine, malt, or distilled spirits in Vermont you will first need to start at the federal level.  Contact the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and apply for the necessary approvals and permits.  This can be a lengthy procedure and the DLC recommends that you start your federal application process at least 90 days in advance of your planned start of operations.  Once the federal approvals and permits have been secured, you can apply for your Vermont Bottler's License for Malt, Vinous, or Spirituous Be

How to Apply for a Second Class License

This license is obtained by downloading the Second Class License application form and filling it in its entirety and submitting the application to the Town/City Clerk of the intended location with the appropriate fees.  At the next duly warned meeting of the local licensing control commission, the application will be taken up for consideration.

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