Walkthrough: Obtain Your Permit for Buying 200 Proof Food Grade Ethanol in Virginia

Virginia Alcohol Regulatory Authority

  • Issuing Authority: Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
  • Issuing Authority URL:  www.abc.virginia.gov
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 3250, Mechanicsville VA 23116
  • Phone: 804-213-4400

Steps to Complete Your Virginia Permit

Step 1: Go to https://www.abc.virginia.gov/licenses/val/definitions/industrial-alcohol.  Click the "Apply Online" button.  Follow the instructions to log in to the VAL system.  If you are an existing licensee with Virginia ABC, access VAL using your existing Virginia ABC login.  If you are a new licensee with Virginia ABC, you can begin using the system as soon as you create an account.

Step 2: After you create your account, follow the system’s prompts to create your permit application and pay required fees.  Note: If you are an individual and not a business, you do not need to fill in the business fields or any field not marked as required.

Step 3: Before submitting your application, please consider your needs carefully to cover all the alcohol you expect to use for the entire year so that it will not be necessary to issue additional permits during the year.  Your authenticated copy of the permit will be emailed to you as promptly as possible so you can make your withdrawals for 2023.

All done!  Upon approval, the agency listed above will issue your permit to you. Send us a copy of your approved permit to service@culinarysolvent.com.

NOTE: the Virginia General Assembly approved a new payment schedule effective in 2022.  Industrial permits now require an annual application payment of $50, then a permit fee of $50 for non-exempt organizations (exempt organizations include U. S. government agencies, charitable organizations, or Virginia public universities).

Additional help can be found in the tutorial located at https://www.abc.virginia.gov/library/licenses/pdfs/val-training/create-an-account-tutorial.pdf

Example of Approved Permit 

Once the state approves your application, you will receive a permit via email that looks like the example permit. 


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