Liquor & Tobacco Licensing and Permits
The timeframe for granting a license or permit is dependent on what approvals are needed and whether all documentation required is provided with the initial application. Follow these steps when applying for licenses and permits listed below:
1. Log into the DLL portal – if you do not already have an account, please create one.
A. Apply for the appropriate license or permit for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Class Liquor Licenses, Tobacco Licenses, Outside Consumption Permits (OCP) and Tobacco Substitute Endorsement Permits (TSE):
i. Submit your application at least 3 weeks prior to the next Selectboard meeting. These meetings take place on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.
B. For a Special Event, Catering, Limited Event, or Limited Sampling Permit:
i. Submit your application and payment at least one week prior to your event.
ii. Note that if the event has more than 4 alcohol vendors, these applications will need to go before the Selectboard for approval and the timeline will be similar to that of 1A.
2. Submit the appropriate fee to the Brattleboro Town Clerk’s office via credit card online or check (you can drop a check off in-person, in the drop box, or through the mail). Not all licenses or permits require a town fee. The Town Clerk will review each DLL application and submit to the Selectboard if needed. The Town Clerk cannot approve until payment for the Town fee is received.
- 1st Class Liquor Licenses ($115 Town Fee)
- 2nd Class Liquor Licenses ($70 Town Fee)
- 3rd Class Liquor Licenses (no Town Fee)
- Tobacco Licenses (no Town Fee)
- Outside Consumption Permits (No Town Fee)
- Tobacco Substitute Endorsement Permits (No Town Fee)
- Special Event Permits ($15 Town Fee)
- Catering Permits ($15 Town Fee)
- Limited Event Permit ($50 Town Fee)
- Limited Sampling Permit ($50 Town Fee)
Keep an eye on your email (including your junk or spam folder) as the Town Clerk will be in touch with any questions, concerns, or actions that need to be taken by the applicant.
3. Submit payment to DLL. Once the Town Clerk approves the application in the portal, the DLL will notify you to make your payment to the State through the DLL Portal. When paid and approved by the Town Clerk, the DLL will review your application and if approved, they will issue your license or permit to you through the DLL portal.