- Common Victualler (no alcohol) renewals: Renewal applications begin online on Monday, September 7, 2020. Read the instructions. If you have any questions, please email RenewCV2021@boston.gov. Join us on Zoom for our virtual office hours, Monday - Friday, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 - 3 p.m. Join our Zoom room (Passcode 123456).
- Temporary outdoor dining: We created an online application if you would like to temporarily extend your licensed premise onto outdoor space. The outdoor program will end on December 1, 2020 (or weather permitting). You can read about the outdoor dining program, guidance on the application process, common questions, and view a list of restaurants permitted for outdoor dining on our website.
- Heaters on outdoor dining extensions: Heaters may be permitted on temporary outdoor extensions. Licensees should apply for a "Temporary Heater Permit" from Boston Fire Prevention. Fees will be waived. Read the advisory regarding heaters.
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, and its members.
Do you want to apply for an Entertainment license or Special Events permit? Contact the Entertainment Licensing Division for more information.
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Emergency informational hearing on temporary heaters and outdoor dining
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The Licensing Board grants and regulates various types of alcohol and food licenses for restaurants, nightclubs, and other establishments in Boston.Licensing Board information