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How to obtain your Virginia "Industrial Alcohol Permit" Walkthrough Tutorial

Updated 11/17/22 by Joshua Hopkins

The State of Virginia 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 Virginia.  

Virginia Permit to Purchase Alcohol Basic Requirements

  • Who must complete this form:  Any person or business who wishes to purchase food grade alcohol.
  • Initial License Fee: $5 or $10 depending on gallonage
  • Renewal Frequency: Yearly
  • Renewal Fee: $5 or $10 depending on gallonage
  • Approximate Time to Complete All Forms:  5 minutes
  • Approximate Wait Time After Form Submission:  1-5 Business Days

Blank Form Downloads

Download a blank Application for Industrial Alcohol Permit for Virginia using the link provided below.

State Authority Information

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

  • 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

Virginia Permit to Purchase Alcohol Walkthrough

Follow these steps to complete the Virginia license process:​


Step 1: Fill in your contact information. If you are a business enter your company name and address. If you are and individual, leave the company name blank and enter your physical address. Then enter what you will do with the alcohol and what you intend to make with it.



Step 2: If you are a business enter the name of the product you will manufacture, the type of alcohol you intend to purchase, and your business name. If you are an individual, list what you are making, the type of alcohol you intend to purchase, and leave the "Vendor Name" column blank.



Step 3: Enter the name of our company: "The Northern Maine Distilling Company". Enter our email: "ship@culinarysolvent.com". Enter the quantity of alcohol you intend to purchase for the length of the permit (1 year).



Step 4: Enter the type of alcohol you intend to purchase and yearly quantity again. For 0-110 gallons enter "$5" in the Fees column and "$10" if you intend to purchase more than 110 gallons. Leave the 5% mark up column blank. Then copy the dollar amount from the fees column into the "Total Fees" column.



Step 5: If you are a business enter the contact person responsible for the permit. If you are an individual enter your own information again. Then sign and date the application



All done!  Upon approval, the agency listed above will issue your permit to you.  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 Ship@CulinarySolvent.com.

Place your order: Use the secure online storefront at CulinarySolvent.com to select your product and enter your payment details.