Class 10 - International Trade Show Permit

(Trade Show Permit)
What is the purpose of this permit?
Where the application is for a special permit by a manufacturer, importer, or distributor, or representative thereof, to donate and/or serve liquor without charge to delegates and guests at an international trade fair, show, or exposition held under the auspices of a federal, state, or local governmental entity or organized and promoted by a nonprofit organization, anything in this title to the contrary notwithstanding. Any such spirituous liquor must be purchased from a liquor spirits retailer or distributor, and any such liquor is subject to the taxes imposed by RCW 66.24.290 and 66.24.210; RCW 66.20.010 (10)
Who issues this permit?
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
What activities require this permit?
For specific trade shows held by a government entity that want to include alcohol. Call if unsure please.
How much will this permit cost?
$30.00 permit per event. No automatic renewal. Needs new application for each trade show.
Where can I get the application for this permit?
The application is called 'Application for Class 10 Permit' is online and can be accessed at
Do I need to include anything with my application?
Is the decision on my permit dependent on anything besides the information in my application?
Possible follow up questions from the agency.
How long will it take to review my application?
Seven to fourteen days. Can be issued instantly if customer comes into HQ.
Where do I submit my application?

Submit application to address on the top of the application.

    Licensing & Regulation Division
    PO BOX 43085
    Olympia, WA 98504-3085

How long is my permit valid?
Good for the event date(s) only.
Legal Authority:
Permit Timeliness Results

Permit Timeliness data collection is in response to a State Auditor’s Performance Audit and RCW 43.42A. Each regulatory agency developed a plan to improve permit clarity, predictability, and timeliness. Each agency considers the customers experience to ensure permit assistance is simple to use, easy to access, and designed in a customer-friendly manner. Agencies report progress to the Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA). ORIA prepares and distributes reports, with participation from the State Auditor’s Office and Results Washington. See latest report here:

All permits submitted for reporting were entered into this Regulatory Handbook. Here are the results of the performance data:

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Process a Permit Application (Definition)
Average number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1
Maximum number of days from Receipt to Complete: 1

Estimated Time Required By the Agency to Issue a Permit Decision (Definition)
Average number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 20
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 20

(Summary results based on 1 submittals in 2021, no data for current year)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Web page URL:
Helpdesk phone: (360) 664-1600
Subject matter expert phone: (360) 664-1660
Subject matter expert email:
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
1025 Union Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98504
Telephone: (360) 664-1600
* Permit information last updated 6/20/2023