Shipping hazardous materials (hazmat) can feel like -- and be -- a complicated and confusing process. Furthermore, many states also regulate the sale and import of alcohol, beverage or otherwise. The shipment of ethyl alcohol (ethanol) like Culinary Solvent is regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT), which means certain restrictions and regulations can impact how and where you are able to ship it.
Because of the extra steps that can impact your order from CulinarySolvent.com, we have built a state-specific database to make shipping simple, no matter where you live.
Restrictions, regulations, and permit requirements for shipping ethanol vary by state. The map below is intended to assist you in understanding the restrictions or regulations your state might have before placing your order on CulinarySolvent.com. Simply scroll to your state below to learn more about shipping ethanol to your address, residential or otherwise. For all states that allow the import and sale of ethanol, we have included blank PDFs of all forms or permits if required, making your steps for obtaining a permit (if required by your state) as simple as a few clicks away.
Note that this page is intended to provide you with state-specific information on shipping, such as permits and regulations. For all other more general shipping questions not covered by this page -- such as processing time, how to request a signature at delivery, and shipping fees explained -- see our FAQ page.
How to Read the Shipping Map
Green: no permits required or restrictions on the shipping ethanol. You are ready to place your order; no further steps required!
Yellow: a permit is required before purchase. Use the resources below our shipping map for more details, including a comprehensive walk through and PDF download of any forms or permits required.
Orange: a permit and five-gallon minimum required for purchase. Use the resources below our shipping map for more details, including a comprehensive walk through and PDF download of any forms or permits required. Note: you cannot order single pints, quarts, or gallons due to the five-gallon minimum requirement.
Grey: importation of food grade alcohol/ethanol is prohibited. Unfortunately, you cannot order from CulinarySolvent.com at this time. Check back often as regulations do actually change!