First and Third Class Licenses
First and Third Class Licenses are for bars, clubs, hotels, and restaurants.
Who should apply for this license?
A First Class License allows an establishment to serve beer and wine. Establishments that intend to serve spirits must also apply for a Third Class License.
Both the First Class and the Third Class License must be approved by the locality before application can be made to the Department of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control. Both the First Class and the Third Class License applications can be submitted to the Division of Liquor Control at the same time via our Online Portal.
First Class and Third Class License holders may also apply for a Caterer's License to cater off-premise events, or an Outside Consumption Permit to serve alcohol on all or part of the designated outside premises of the license holder. Commercial Caterers must apply for First Class and Third Class Licenses in order to serve alcohol at their catered events.
To apply or renew your First Class and/or Third Class License, sign up or login to our Online Portal.
How to apply for this license
- Sign up or login to the Department of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control’s Online Portal. This is required for license applications and renewals.
- Within the Online Portal, complete and submit the license application form with the appropriate fee. Please note that fees are non-refundable.
- Once submitted, your application or renewal will be reviewed by the Division of Liquor Control and you will be notified about your application’s status. The process typically takes two to six weeks.
- Approved licenses and permits will be available for download through the Online Portal.
If you need assistance, please contact us. Additionally, please familiarize yourself with Vermont Laws and Regulations concerning the Division of Liquor Control.
Forms and fees
All forms and fees are accessible through the Department of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control’s Online Portal. Fees are non-refundable.
|Restaurant||$115 to DLL - $115 to Town/City|
|Hotel||$115 to DLL - $115 to Town/City|
|Club||$115 to DLL - $115 to Town/City|
|Commercial Caterer||$115 to DLL - $115 to Town/City|
|Railroad Dining Car||$230 to DLL|
|Boat||$230 to DLL|
|Half Year License||$550 to DLL|
|Full Year License||$1,095 to DLL|
Access the Department of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control Online Portal
The Department of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control’s Online Portal is where you can make online payments, submit applications and renewals, access training records, send enforcement and compliance inquiries, and get access to the DLL board meetings. Learn more about our Online Portal.
Sign up or login to the Online Portal.