Rules, Regulations & Changes in Processes

The following are the laws and regulations by which the Board operates and which it enforces. Please note that laws, rules and regulations often change, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and inquire.

In addition, in an interest to serve the public more efficiently, streamline our processes, and to comply with all laws, rules and regulations, we have implemented some changes. Here are some of the changes made.

  • All requests for permits, extension of hours, extension of premises, licenses (all kinds), one-day specials, amendments to license or any miscellaneous or letter requests being made to the Licensing Board must be submitted to the Board for its consideration two (2) weeks prior to the contemplated event or the day which you intend to have the action/permit issue. This will allow the Board to schedule hearings, if necessary, two weeks in advance, and at a minimum one week in advance, and to comply with the provisions of the Open Meeting Law. The Board will not take action on any matter submitted to it less than forty-eight (48) hours prior to the contemplated event, unless such a request falls within an exception of the Open Meeting Law.

  • Licensees who are seeking a one-day amendment to their license (i.e. hours, premise, etc.) must complete the new form “Application for One Day License Amendment.”

  • One day special applications and one day amendments to existing licenses may now be filed with the Board via email, LicensingBoard@boston.gov; facsimile, 617-635-4740; in person or by mail.

  • You can pay fees owed to the Board in our office by check, money order, or credit card (no American Express).