The Select Board is the Local Licensing Authority (LLA) for granting alcohol licenses under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 138; Section 12 (On-Premise) & Section 15 (Off-Premise) and has sole authority for the issuance and regulation of all such alcoholic beverage licenses within the Town. The Licensing Division processes all requests for new On-Premise and Off-Premise alcohol licenses, amendments to existing licenses and annual renewal of alcohol licenses. New Alcohol license applications require 30-60 days lead time to allow for legal advertising, abutters notification and a public hearing before the Board of Selectmen. A non-refundable application fee of two hundred dollars ($200) shall accompany all other applications filed with the Select Board related to any Liquor transaction. See License Fees below. All Alcohol license applications are granted subject to final approval by the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC).
Frequently Asked Questions
Rules & Regulations Governing Alcohol Licenses
Rules & Regulations for Special One Day Alcohol Licenses
2018 State Legal Holidays & Dates of Observance for Alcohol Licensees
All License applications must be submitted online through our permitting software VIEWPOINT CLOUD. Click here to begin the process of setting up an account and applying for a license.
For ABCC Applications and payments :
Link to (ABCC) Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission