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Non-Resident Seller License

Overview

Before any alcohol can be imported, shipped or transported into the State of Tennessee for distribution and/or resale, such importer, broker, manufacturer or supplier must be issued a Non-Resident Seller permit from the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. After obtaining that permit, the imported, broker, manufacturer or supplier must register their brands with the Tennessee Department of Revenue. No such permit is required of a TABC licensed manufacturer or winery.

A Non-Resident Seller license is valid for one (1) calendar year and will expire on December 31st.

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Click requirements or restrictions to learn more about them.

  • Requirements
  • Restrictions
  • The alcohol sold must be up to the standards of quality as prescribed by the commission.

  • No holder of this license, or any officer, director, agent, or employee, or any other affiliate of the holder may:

    • Have any direct or indirect interest in any other business licensed by the TABC
    • Sell liquor in the state that does not meet the quality standards as prescribed by the commission
    • Import alcohol in a non-approved container
    • Solicit or take orders to non TABC licensed businesses

Are you ready to apply for a license?

Application Requirement Checklist
  1. Federal Basic Permit issued by Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau with the U.S. Dept. of Treasury
  2. Certain Government issued photo ID per individual (Click here for more information)