- Restaurants: Read the Board's updated advisory regarding restaurant capacity limits, bar seating, and ancillary activities.
- Entertainment license renewal fees: Live entertainment fees for 2021 entertainment renewal applications have been automatically waived. Licensees who are not permitted until Phase 4 may email Entertainment2021@boston.gov to request a fee waiver of the non-live entertainment. Other licensees who are permitted to open before Phase 4 may email Entertainment2021@boston.gov to request a fee reduction for the 3 months when there was a state-mandated closure. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Licensees should submit the online renewal applications without the payment. Licensing staff will give further instructions regarding the fee waiver requests and payment.
- Entertainment license renewals begin Monday, October 19, 2020, until Monday, December 14, 2020. The deadline has been extended until January 31, 2021 with no late fee penalty. Renewal instructions have been mailed out and licensees may renew online. Read more on the entertainment renewal process.
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