Forms & Applications

This page contains all links, applications, and transactions considered by the Board. If you are unsure as to what application you need, or have any other questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 617-635-4170 or email at LicensingBoard@boston.gov to inquire.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

General Note: Please be advised the Board requires you meet with the Neighborhood Association(s) prior to the Board taking action on the following transactions:

  1. any new license, except special one-day licenses;
  2. change of hours on a liquor license;
  3. change of hours after 11:00 PM on a common victualler license;
  4. removal/change of conditions of license;
  5. request to add cordials/liqueurs;
  6. change of location;
  7. transfer of any liquor license; 
  8.  alteration of premises; and
  9. adding outdoor seating area.

Please contact the Neighborhood Liaison at the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services to facilitate a meeting with the pertinent Association(s). You may file your application with the Board prior to the meeting with the Neighborhood Association, but please note the Board may not take action until after the meeting with the Association.

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Applications for New Licenses


Form or ApplicationFiling and/or Hearing Fees Copies

New License (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application
Additional Required Forms

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online

2

Farmer Series Pouring Permit Application

Application
Additional Required Forms

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

Common Victualler License Application (without outdoor seating)

Application

- N/A.1

Common Victualler License Application (with outdoor seating)

Application

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

1

Fortune Teller License Application

Application

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).1

Innholder Application (No Alcohol)

Application

- N/A.1

Lodging House, Dormitory or Fraternity License Application

Application

- N/A.1

Pool, Sippio and/or Billiards Tables or Bowling Alleys License Application

Application

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).1

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Applications for Special (One Day) Liquor Licenses


Form or ApplicationFiling and/or Hearing FeesCopies

Special License for the Sale of Wine by Massachusetts Farmer-Winery at Agricultural Event Application

Application

- N/A.1

Special One-Day Alcoholic Beverages License Application

Application and Instructions

- N/A.1

 Special One-Day Charity Wine Pouring License Application

Application (ABCC)
Special One-Day Alcoholic Beverages License Application (Fillable)

- N/A.

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Applications for Changes to Existing Licenses


Form or ApplicationFiling and/or Hearing FeesCopies

Change of any D/B/A (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application 
Additional Required Forms

Required Documents:
Copy of Business Certificate (filed with City Clerk's office)
- $30 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).2

Change of any D/B/A (for all license without alcohol)

Application

Required Documents:
Copy of Business Certificate (filed with City Clerk's office)
- N/A1

Change of Hours (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

2

Change of Hours (for all licenses without alcohol)

Application

- N/A

1

Adoption of Management/Operating Agreement (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application
Additional Required Forms

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

Removal/Change of Condition (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

2

Removal/Change of Condition (for all licenses without alcohol)

Application

- N/A.1

New Officers/Directors (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application
Additional Required Forms (please complete for each officer/director)

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

New Officers/Directors (for all licenses without alcohol)

Application

Required Documents:
Business Entity Summary

-N/A

1

New Stockholders (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application
Additional Required Forms (please complete for each additional stockholder)
- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

New Stockholder (for all licenses without alcohol)

Application

- N/A

1

Pledge of License or Stock (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application
Corporate Vote Form

- $30 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

Change of Manager (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application
Additional Required Forms

- $30 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

Change of Manager Application (for any type of license without alcohol)

Application

-N/A.1

Transfer/Issuance of Stock (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application 
Additional Required Forms

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

Transfer of License at Same Location (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application
Additional Required Forms

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

Alteration of Premises (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application
Corporate Vote Form

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

Adding Patio to Common Victualler License

Required Forms

Required Documents:
Proof of legal right to use premises.
Floorplan

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

1

Change of License Type (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application
Additional Required Forms

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

Request to Add Cordials/Liqueurs to § 12 Licenses

Application
Corporate Vote Form

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

Change of Corporate Name (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application
Corporate Vote Form

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

Change of Corporate Name (for any type of license without alcohol)

Application

- N/A

1

Change of Location (for any type of license with alcohol)

Application
Corporate Vote Form

- $100 Hearing Fee (check or money order, made payable to City of Boston).

- $170 advertising fee (check or money order, made payable to Boston Herald).

- $200 ABCC Fee (payable via check to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or ABCC, or online)

2

One-Day Amendment to Existing License (for all types of licenses)

Application

- N/A.

1

Request to Add Bottle Service (§ 12 Licensees)

Application

- N/A.

1

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