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Recent Changes to Alcohol Carryout Sales

Wholesaler Employee Permit

Any person dispensing alcoholic beverages in a wholesaler's place of business must have a wholesale employee permit from the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

This permit is validĀ 5 years from the date of issue.

You can apply for this permit usingĀ RLPS.


  • Applicant for a wholesaler employee permit must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Wholesale employee permits must be on the person of such employee or upon the premises of the licensee at all times, subject to inspection by the commission or its duly authorized agent.


  • Applicants cannot have been convicted of any offense prohibiting or regulating the sale, possession, transportation, storing, manufacturing or otherwise handling intoxicating liquors or who has, during such period been engaged in business alone or with others, in violation of any such laws or rules and regulations.
  • The applicant has not been convicted of any felony involving moral turpitude with the previous ten (10) years, unless their rights of citizenship have been restored, or judgment of infamy has been removed by the court of competent jurisdiction.