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Direct Shipping

Direct shipping allows approved companies to ship beverages, wine or liquor, directly to NH consumers or licensees in limited quantities.

Direct Shipping Permits

The New Hampshire State Liquor Commission permits spirits, wine and beer to be shipped into New Hampshire so long as the direct shipper has obtained a permit from the Commission. The permit allows out of state companies to ship alcoholic beverages to citizens as well as Liquor Commission licensees.

List of Authorized Shippers

Direct delivery allows the following approved companies to ship beverages, wine, or liquor directly to NH consumers or licensees in limited quantities via common carrier. Examine Title XIII Alcoholic Beverages Chapter 178 Liquor Licenses And Fees Section 178:27 Direct Shippers and the regulations  pdf file for details.

To confirm active NH Direct Shipper Permits visit the State of New Hampshire Licensing Verification Site website.

Unauthorized Direct Shippers

The attached document lists companies that are not authorized to ship alcohol into New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has notified the carriers that they can not transport any alcohol from these companies into NH. If a carrier does transport alcohol from these companies they are to notify the New Hampshire Liquor Commission immediately for seizure of the alcohol.

Unauthorized Direct Shippers for New Hampshire pdf file

Dry & Limited Alcohol Sales

RSA 175:7 Local Option provides for voters of cities and towns questions concerning the sale and consumption of liquor, malt beverages and wine. (In 1964, two questions were placed on the ballot; one concerning the sale of beverages and another to approve the sale of liquor.)

The below list are towns who either rejected alcohol sale altogether or placed limits on the types.

New Hampshire Dry Towns and Limited Alcohol Sales List pdf file

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NH Liquor Commission, Division of Enforcement
57 Regional Drive  |  Suite 8  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3521