Class 19

(Special Permit for Distilleries)
What is the purpose of this approval?
Permit allows liquor licensed distilleries the ability to sell tastes and unopened bottles of spirits of their own production at private events not open or advertised to the general public. Distilleries are allowed 12 events a calendar year and must apply at least ten (10) days prior to event.
Who issues this approval?
Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board
What activities require this approval?
Distillery events not open to the general public or advertised that take place away from the distillery.
How much will this approval cost?
Permit cost is $10
Where can I get the application for this approval?
The application is called 'Application for Special Permit for Winery, Distillery, or Brewery' is online and can be accessed at
Do I need to include anything with my application?
Fees and completed application only
Is the decision on my approval dependent on anything besides the information in my application?
Valid liquor license and in good standing (no outstanding public safety violations)
How long will it take to review my application?
10 days
Where do I submit my application?

Submit application to address on top of the application.

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

Notes / Comments:
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: 4.5
Maximum number of days from Complete Application to Decision: 12

(Summary results based on 9 submittals in 2023)

Where can I get permitting assistance?
Web page URL:
Helpdesk phone: (360) 664-1600
Subject matter expert phone: (360) 664-1667
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