Alcohol

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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.

Education for License to Wholesale Wine and Beer

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.

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.

 

Education for Manufacturer's 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 Manufacturer's 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

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:

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Patrick T. Delaney, Commissioner
13 Green Mountain Drive
Montpelier VT 05602
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