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Common Licensing Board Forms and Applications

We review applications for many business transactions.

In some situations, you have to meet with the Neighborhood Association before we can do anything. This includes:

  • new licenses (except special one-day licenses)
  • change of hours to a liquor license
  • changing hours on a Common Victualler License
  • removing or changing license terms
  • adding cordials or liqueurs to a license
  • changing or updating your location, and
  • adding outdoor seating.

In these cases, you need to set up a meeting with the neighborhood coordinator for your area. You can still file an application with us before the meeting, but we won't be able to process it until afterwards. Learn more about our review process.

New Licenses With Alcohol

FORMS

Filing or Hearing FEES

New License (for any type of license with alcohol) then submit it online.

Guide to applying for a new alcohol license

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Bring your own bottle (BYOB) then submit it to LicensingBoard@boston.gov

No hearing fee. 

Farmer Series Pouring Permit then submit it online

This is not for a Special Farmer pouring license. Please see "Special One Day Liquor License section" below.

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

 

New Licenses Without Alcohol

Forms Filing or Hearing Fees

Common Victualler - without Alcohol License (without outdoor seating) then submit it to  on this portal here.

No hearing fee.

Common Victualler - without Alcohol License (with outdoor seating) then submit it to  on this portal here.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

Fortune Teller License  then submit it to  on this portal here.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

Innholder (no alcohol) then submit it to LicensingBoard@boston.gov

No hearing fee.

 

Lodging House, Dorm, or Fraternity License then submit it to LicensingBoard@boston.gov

No hearing fee.

Pool, Sippio, Billiards, or Bowling Alley License then submit it to  on this portal here.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

 

Changes to Existing Licenses with Alcohol

FORMS

FEES

Multiple Amendment Application (If you are making multiple amendments to an ALCOHOL License please fill out this form) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

Change of Doing Business As (D/B/A) (for a license with alcohol) then submit it online

 

You also need to file a copy of your business certificate with the City Clerk.

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

 

Change of hours (with alcohol license) then submit it online

Other forms: Corporate vote form 

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

Adoption of Management or Operating Agreement (with alcohol license) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Change to License Conditions (with alcohol license) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

New Officers or Directors (with alcohol license) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

New Stockholders (with alcohol license) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Pledge of License or Stock (with alcohol license) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

 

Change of Manager (with alcohol license) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Transfer/Issuance of Stock (with alcohol license) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Transfer of License (with alcohol license) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Alteration of Premises (with alcohol license) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Adding Patio (with alcohol license) then submit it online.

Other requirements: You need to give us proof of your legal rights to use the location and a floor plan.

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Change of License Type (with alcohol license) then submit it online

Other forms:

Corporate vote form and Affidavit for notification to abutters

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Request to Add Cordials or Liqueurs to § 12 Licenses then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Change of Corporate Name (with alcohol license) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Change of Location (with alcohol license) then submit it online

$100 hearing fee. Upon review, you will receive instructions from the Licensing Board to submit payment.

$170 advertising fee. You will pay the Boston Herald directly. You will receive instructions from the Licensing Board.

$200 Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) fee. You will pay the ABCC directly online

Request to Add Bottle Service (§ 12 Licensees) then submit it online

No fee.

 

Changes to Existing Licenses without Alcohol

FORMS

FEES

Change of Capacity (for a license without alcohol) then submit it online.

Only use this form for changes to capacity that does not involve structural or floor plan changes. Otherwise, please use the Alteration of Premise form below.

No fee.

 

Change of Doing Business As (D/B/A/) (without alcohol license) then submit it to  on this portal here.

You also need to file a copy of your business certificate with the City Clerk.

No fee.

Change of hours (without alcohol license) then submit it to  on this portal here.

No fee.

Change to License Conditions (without alcohol license) then submit it to  on this portal here.

No fee.

New Officers or Directors (without alcohol license) then submit it to  on this portal here.

Other requirements: A Personal Information form is required for every person listed. You need to include a summary of your business entity.

No fee.

New Stockholder (without alcohol license) then submit it to  on this portal here.

Other requirements: A Personal Information form is required for every person listed. You need to include a summary of your business entity.

No fee.

Change of Manager (without alcohol license) then submit it to  on this portal here.

Requirements: A Personal Information form is required for every person listed.

No fee.

Adding Patio (without alcohol license) then submit it to  on this portal here. No fee.

Change of Corporate Name (without alcohol licenses) then submit it to  on this portal here.

Other requirements: You need to include a summary of your business entity.



 

No fee.

One-Day Amendment to Existing Licenses then submit to LicensingBoard@boston.gov and CC: Alyssa.Tobin@boston.gov

No fee.

 
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