Every food service establishment engaging in the business of preparing and/or providing food for seated patrons, on the premises, from a permanent structure, and subject to approvals from Town inspections of building, fire & health departments, must obtain a Common Victualler (CV) License issued by the Board of Selectmen, Local Licensing Authority (LLA), under M.G.L., Chapter 140, Section 2. This license is issued and renewed annually with a fee of $50.
The Licensing Division processes all requests for new CV licenses, amendments to existing licenses and annual renewal of CV licenses. New CV license applications require 30-60 days lead time to allow for legal advertising, abutters notification and a public hearing before the Board of Selectmen.
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.