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Fees for licenses

Last updated: 7/3/16

Fees for licenses

Here’s a list of fees for the different types of City of Boston licenses.

Please note:

Along with a license fee, we may also charge you a search fee.

Still have questions? Contact:
Licensing Board
1 City Hall Square
Room 809
Boston, MA 02201-2035
United States

General License Fees

Type fee
Billiards, pool tables, sippio licenses $50 base fee plus $30 per table
Bowling Alley $80 base fee plus $40 per alley

 

Club Licenses

Type fee
Club Alcohol

$2,800

Club Alcohol Restricted $2,800
Club Alcohol War Veteran $2,800
Club Alcohol Airport $2,800
Club Malt and Wine $1,700
Club Malt and Wine Restricted $1,700
Club Malt and Wine Airport $1,700
Club Malt, Wine, and Liquor $2,000
Club Malt, Wine, and Liquor Restricted $2,000
Club Malt, Wine, and Liquor Airport $2,000

 

Common Victualler (without alcohol)

type fee
Common Victualler $100 plus the capacity or take out fee
Capacity Fee $1.00 per person ($500 max charge)
Take Out Fee $110

 

Common Victualler (with alcohol)

type fee
 
Common Victualler Fee
$100
Capacity Fee $1.00 per person ($500 max charge)
7-day All Day Alcohol $2,800 plus Common Victualler and capacity fee
7-Day All Day Restricted $2,800 plus Common Victualler and capacity fee
7-Day All Alcohol Airport $2,800 plus Common Victualler and capacity fee
7-Day Malt and Wine $1,800 plus Common Victualler and capacity fee
7-Day Malt and Wine Restricted $1,800 plus Common Victualler and capacity fee
7-Day Malt and Wine Airport $1,800 plus Common Victualler and capacity fee
7-Day Malt, Wine, and Liquor $2,100 plus Common Victualler and capacity fee
7-Day Malt, Wine, and Liquor Restricted $2,100 plus Common Victualler and capacity fee
7-Day Malt, Wine, and Liquor Airport $2,100 plus Common Victualler and capacity fee
Druggist License $800
Farmer Brewery License $1,800
Farmer Winery License $1,800
Fortune Teller License $50

 

General On-Premises

type fee
All Alcohol $3,500
All Alcohol Restricted $3,500
All Alcohol Airport $3,500
Malt and Wine $1,900
Malt and Wine Restricted $1,900
Malt and Wine Airport $1,900
Malt, Wine, and Liquor $2,200
Malt, Wine, and Liquor Restricted $2,200
Malt, Wine, and Liquor Airport $2,200

 

Innholder

type fee
Without Alcohol
$1,100
All Alcohol $5,600
All Alcohol Restricted $5,600
Malt and Wine $1,900
Malt and Wine Restricted $1,900
Malt, Wine, and Liquor $2,200
Malt, Wine and Liquor Restricted $2,200

 

Lodging House (Fraternities, Sororities, and Dorms)

type fee
0-9 Rooms
$75
10-19 Rooms $150
20-29 Rooms $225
30-39 Rooms $300
More than 39 Rooms $300 + $4 per room

 

Retail Package Store

type fee
All Alcohol $2,500
Malt and Wine $1,500

 

Special annual or one-day license

type fee
All Alcohol $150
Malt and Wine $75
Tavern Licenses $1,700