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CT REGULATORY NEWS: Wholesaler Sales Certificates

By November 29, 2014Connecticut, Top News, Legal Matters

CT DPCFrom the Office of John Suchy

Division Director of Liquor Control

November 5, 2014

Wholesaler’s Salesman Certificates

There are several types of permits that allow for the wholesale distribution of alcoholic liquor. Those permit types are:

1.)  Wholesaler Liquor Permit, section 30-17 (a) (1) CGS.
2.)  Wholesaler Beer Permit, section 30-17(a) (4)(b)  CGS.
3.)  Manufacturer Permit, section 30-16 (a) CGS.
4.)  Manufacturer Permit for Beer, section 30-16 (b) CGS.
5.)  Manufacturer Permit for Cider, section 30-16 (c) CGS.
6.)  Manufacturer Permit for Apple Brandy and Eau-de-vie, section 30-16 (d) CGS.
7.)  Manufacturer Permit for Farm Winery, section 30-16 (e) (1) CGS.
8.)  Manufacturer Permit for Beer and Brew Pub, section 30-16 (g) CGS.

No person shall be employed by any wholesaler of alcoholic liquor to sell or offer for sale alcoholic liquor to any retailer of alcoholic liquor unless such person holds a wholesaler’s salesman certificate.

New Applications

Pursuant to Section 30-17b, Conn. General Statutes, as amended by Public Act #12-17, all Liquor Wholesaler Salesman certificates shall expire biennially on January 31st. The initial fee is $50.00 and is nonrefundable.

You can download a Wholesaler’s Salesman certificate application by going to and linking to Forms, then Liquor.  You can also apply online.

Change of Employment

If a certified wholesaler’s salesman changes employment, a new application must be filed with the Department of Consumer Protection within ten (10) days of such new employment, along with a $50.00 nonrefundable fee.


Pursuant to Section 30-17b, Conn. General Statutes, as amended by Public Act #12-17, the Liquor Wholesaler Salesman Certificate has changed to a biennial certification for a renewal fee of $20.00.  All certificates will expire on January 31st.


There is contact information on the application, which is available at the website.

John J. Suchy, Director of the Liquor Control Division

The Department of Consumer Protection, through the State Liquor Control Commission, oversees all sales of liquor in the State of Connecticut.

165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1630
TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf): (860) 713-7240
An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

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