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Licensing Board

Our office is closed to the public. You can reach our staff Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., at 617-635-4170 or by email licensingboard@boston.gov.

Alcohol renewal applications have been mailed. The online renewal application begins November 1, 2020, until November 30, 2020. If you have any questions regarding your alcohol renewal, please email RenewAlcohol2021@boston.gov

Common Victualler (no alcohol) renewal applications begin online on Monday, September 7, 2020. We have extended the deadline to November 30, 2020. . If you have any questions, please email RenewCV2021@boston.gov.

Visit the Entertainment webpage for information on the entertainment license renewal applications.

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1 City Hall Square
Room 809
Boston, MA 02201-2035
Temporary COVID-19 hours
City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Entertainment and Special Events Licensing

Do you want to apply for an Entertainment license or Special Events permit?  Contact the Entertainment Licensing Division for more information.

About the Licensing Board

We grant and regulate various types of alcohol and food licenses for restaurants, nightclubs, and other establishments in Boston. We also hold hearings on violations and license applications. Learn more about the Licensing Board.

News

News

Outdoor dining extended in Boston

Licensing Board
drive in movie

Guidance for hosting an outdoor drive-in theater and outdoor theater

Consumer Affairs and Licensing
Licensing Board thank you

Be Connected: Stories from our employees at the Licensing Board

Human Resources

Be Connected: Stories from our employees in health benefits and insurance

Human Resources

Apply for a license

Hearings and Meetings

Hearings and Meetings
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Dec 9

Boston Cannabis Board public meeting

Archived Public Notices

Licensing Board information

The Licensing Board grants and regulates various types of alcohol and food licenses for restaurants, nightclubs, and other establishments in Boston.

Licensing Board information