Walkthrough: Obtain Your Permit for Buying Food Grade Ethanol in Maryland

Sample and Blank Form Downloads

Maryland Alcohol Regulatory Authority

  • Issuing Authority: Comptroller of Maryland
  • Issuing Authority Website:  https://www.marylandtaxes.gov/
  • Phone:  1-800-638-2937
  • Emailtaxhelp@comp.state.md.us
  • Mailing Address:  Comptroller of Maryland, Field Enforcement Division, Regulatory and Licensing Section, P.O. Box 2999, Annapolis, Maryland 21404-2999

Steps to Complete Your Form 328 Permit Application


Step 1​: Download a blank copy of Form 328 permit application (linked above) and fill out the requested information as follows. 


Step 2: Starting on page 1, check the box labelled "NC-Non-Beverage "C"".  You will then need to complete sections 1, 2, 4, and 10.


Section 1 A-D: Start by checking the "New Permit" box.  Then, fill out your individual or business information.



Section 1 E-F: Next, check off what you are applying as and enter your Federal Employer ID number.  Then, list any other alcoholic beverage permits you or your company currently holds (federal and state).  If you do not have any other permits or licenses, then write "NONE" on the first line. 


Section 1 G-K: The rest of Section 1 continues onto page 2.  Answer questions G through K.

Section 1 L: Answer the workers compensation question.  If you answered with "b," list your insurance company and policy number.


Section 2 A-B: Complete Section 2.  For question "A," explain what you will use industrial alcohol for (i.e., "making tinctures").  Then, for question "B" leave it blank. 


Section 4 A: List your business address and any other locations that you might store the alcohol in.

Section 4 B: Give a physical description of the building where the alcohol will be stored.  Then, give the distance to the nearest prominent landmark in your town.

Section 4 C: Enter in the owner of the building the alcohol will be stored in.

Section 4 D: Enter in the mailing address of the building owner.


Section 4 E: Have the building owner(s) enter in the date and then print and sign their names.


Section 10: Have an owner, partner, or corporate officer sign and print their names.  Then, enter their title within the company and the date.

Step 3: Mail completed application with fee included to Comptroller of Maryland, Field Enforcement Division Regulatory and Licensing Section, P.O. Box 2999 Annapolis, Maryland 21404-2999. 

Step 4: Receive back your approved permit via mail.  Allow 30 days for processing.  If it has been 31 days and you have not yet received a response, inquiries can be made to 1-800-638-2937, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm Eastern Time.

If there is a problem with your application, you will receive mail detailing the issue and suggested corrective measures.

All done!  Upon approval, the agency listed above will issue your permit to the email address used on your application.  Follow the steps below to complete your purchase of Culinary Solvent.

Steps to Complete Your Purchase After Permit Approval

  1. Send us a copy of your approved permit to service@culinarysolvent.com.
  2. Return to https://CulinarySolvent.com and place your order for 200 proof food grade alcohol.  Browse the selection of 200 proof food grade alcohol products for sale in sizes ranging from pints, quarts, gallons, five-gallon jugs, and fifty-five-gallon drums. 
  3. Add desired products to your cart and complete your checkout online. 
  4. Check your email for order confirmation, shipping confirmation, and tracking number to follow your order's progress through to delivery. 

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