How to obtain your Vermont "Permit to Purchase Alcohol" Walkthrough Tutorial

Updated December 2021

The State of Vermont requires individuals and businesses to obtain a permit for the purchase and import of nondenatured food grade ethanol, including Culinary Solvent.  Use this page as a guide to completing the permit process to purchase food grade alcohol in Vermont.  

Vermont Permit to Purchase Alcohol Basic Requirements

  • Who must complete this form:  Any business of Vermont who wishes to purchase food grade alcohol.
  • Initial License Fee: $0
  • Renewal Frequency: Per Order
  • Renewal Fee: $0
  • Approximate Time to Complete All Forms:  5 minutes
  • Approximate Wait Time After Form Submission:  1-3 Business Days

Blank Form Downloads

Download a blank Application for Permit to Purchase Alcohol for Vermont using the link provided below.

State Authority Information

Use the following information to contact the agency in Vermont that regulates food grade ethanol permits and approvals:

  • Issuing Authority: Vermont Department of Liquor Control
  • Issuing Authority URL:
  • Mailing Address: 13 Green Mountain Drive, Montpelier, VT 05602
  • Contact: Martin Prevost, Sergeant, Director of Licensing
  • Phone: 802-777-3775
  • Email:​​

Vermont Permit to Purchase Alcohol Walkthrough

Follow these steps to complete the Vermont license process:​

Step 1: Download the Application for Permit to Purchase alcohol using the link provided above.

Vermont Permit Step 2

Step 2: Enter your business Name, Address, and email address. 

Vermont Permit Step 3

Step 3: Enter the amount of food grade alcohol you will need and then the purpose for which it is to be used.

Vermont Permit Step 4

Step 4: Enter the address of the location where the alcohol will actually be used. Then enter the period of time you estimate this volume of alcohol will last.  This is only an estimate. 

Vermont Permit Step 5

Step 5: Answer “Yes” to the question: “Do you desire to purchase alcohol direct from the manufacturer, distiller or wholesaler?”

Step 6: Then enter in the name and address of the vendor.

Vermont Permit Step 7

Step 7: Enter the location and date at which you are filling out the application. Then enter the name of the Authorized Agent.  NOTE: The name of the Authorized Agent listed must match the name of the person ordering the ethanol.

Step 8: E-mail the completed application to:, await for approval.

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 After Permit Approval

Send us your permit:  Email a copy of your approved permit to

Place your order: Use the secure online storefront at to select your product and enter your payment details.
Additional Steps After Order Delivery: When you receive your shipment a copy of the permit will accompany it.  Vermont rules require the receiver (you) to sign the permit and email it back to the Vermont DLC.  Another permit will not be issued until the first one is signed and returned.  If there is a problem with your application you will receive an email from the DLC with additional instructions.

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