Consumer Affairs & Licensing

The Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing contributes to the overall mission of improving the quality of life in the City of Boston by maintaining safety and order in the restaurant and nightclub community through the licensing of entertainment activities and monitoring compliance with relevant laws. The office also educates and mediates on behalf of Boston area consumers in order to facilitate successful resolution on consumer related complaints.


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  • Update to Live Entertainment Hearing Requests

    All live entertainment hearing requests may be scheduled after Boston Licensing Board hearings, while license application is pending at the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC). In the interest of public efficiency, establishments should, if possible, be able to pick up both their liquor and entertainment licenses at the same time.

    Also, we welcome any suggestions from licensees regarding how we may better serve our public. It is our intention to make your experience with the Entertainment Division one that is pleasant, professional and courteous. Welcome to Boston! Christine A. Pulgini, Esq. Executive Director

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