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Licensing Board information, members, and meeting materials

The Licensing Board regulates licenses pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 138 and 140, and the Rules of the Board. The board consists of three commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor of Boston. Each commissioner serves a six-year term.

The Licensing Board grants and regulates various types of alcohol and food licenses for restaurants, nightclubs, and other establishments in Boston. The Board also holds hearings on violations and license applications. Our board issues and regulates:

  • alcohol and food
  • hotels, inns, and lodging houses
  • fraternities and dormitories
  • billiards, pool and sippio tables, and bowling alleys, and
  • fortune teller licenses within Boston.

Licensing Board hearings are typically held on Tuesdays (violations), Wednesdays (transactional), and Thursdays (voting).

Commission info

Hearing videos

Hearing videos

Current members

Member Appointed Expires Status
Liam Curran 6/8/2016 6/1/2022 Active
Keeana Saxon 6/18/2018 6/1/2024 Active
Kathleen Joyce 6/1/2020 6/1/2026 Active
Daniel R. Green 10/26/2021 6/7/2026 Active
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