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RETAIL LICENSE AMENDMENT

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission is excited to launch the ePLACE Portal, our new electronic licensing system. ePlace represents a multi-year project that was initiated to modernize our licensing system and better serve you. Before you apply for a license, please review the information provided below to ensure that you have all the required documents and pertinent application materials.

To apply for an amendment to an existing Retail License, you will need electronic copies of the documents listed below. In order to upload these documents, the online application requires Microsoft Silverlight which can be downloaded for free here. Your application fee must be submitted at the end of the online process. There is a flat processing fee of $200 for retail transactions. You can apply for multiple retail transactions at one time, and will only be charged one $200 fee.

Below is a list of possible amendments you can make to your license and the required documents for each. Please read through this carefully before clicking the link at the bottom of the page to go to the ePLACE Portal:

Change of Manager

Pledge of Collateral
(License / Stock / Inventory)

    REQUIRED FORMS
  • CORI Authorization Form
    Complete one for the proposed manager of record. This form must be notarized with a stamp or raised seal.
    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote appointing the manager of record, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
  • Proof of Citizenship
    Passport, Birth Certificate, Voter Registration, Naturalization Papers
 
    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote to apply for a pledge of license / stock / inventory, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
  • Pledge Documentation
  • Promissory Note
Alteration of Premises / Change of Location
Change in Beneficial Interest /
Transfer, Issuance of Stock
    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote to apply for an alteration of premises or change of location, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
  • Supporting Financial Records
    For any single contribution of $50,000 or greater.
  • Legal Right to Occupy
    Lease or Deed
  • Floor Plan
  • Abutter's Notification
  • Advertisement
 

    REQUIRED FORMS

  • CORI Authorization Form
    Complete one for each individual with beneficial interest in the entity that is applying. This form must be notarized with a stamp or raised seal.*
    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote for new officers / directors / LLC Managers / LLC Members, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
  • Business Structure Documents
    • If corporation or LLC, Articles of Organization from the Secretary of the Commonwealth
    • If partnership, Partnership Agreement
    • If Sole Proprietor, Business Certificate
  • Purchase & Sale Agreement
  • Supporting Financial Records
    For any single contribution of $50,000 or greater.
  • Advertisement
    Only needed if this includes a transfer or issuance of stock or the addition of a new stockholder.
  • *Officers/Directors of non-profit clubs with no ownership do not need to fill out CORI applications

Change of Legal Structure
 
Change of Hours

This is for a change in legal structure only (i.e. going from a sole proprietor to an LLC or corporation or a corporation going to an LLC, etc.). If the persons or entities with beneficial interest in this license are also changing, you should complete the Transfer of License paperwork.

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote for the change in legal structure, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
  • Business Structure Documents
    • If corporation or LLC, Articles of Organization from the Secretary of the Commonwealth
    • If partnership, Partnership Agreement
    • If Sole Proprietor, Business Certificate
 
    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote to apply for a change in hours, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.


Change of DBA
Change of Corporate Name
    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote to apply for a change in DBA, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
  • Business Certificate
 
    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote to apply for a change in corporate name, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
  • Business Structure Documents
    • If corporation or LLC, Articles of Organization from the Secretary of the Commonwealth
    • If partnership, Partnership Agreement
    • If Sole Proprietor, Business Certificate

Change of License Class
(i.e. Seasonal to Annual)
 
Change of License Category
(i.e. Wines and Malts, Cordials,
All Alcohol)
    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote to apply for a change in class, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
  • Abutter's Notification
  • Advertisement
 
    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote to apply for a change in category, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
  • Abutter's Notification
  • Advertisement

Change of License Type
(i.e. Restaurant to General on Premises)
    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote to apply for a change in type, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
  • Advertisement
 

Technical Requirements:

Below is the list of supported browser versions that provide the best user experience for the online application:

  • Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 10
  • Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer 11
  • Firefox 29
  • Safari 6
  • Google Chrome 34
  • Opera 21

Although you may find that your current version also works, it may not support all functions.

Instructions:

To use the system you must first create a user name and password. Links to user guides on this topic and other helpful information about the eLicensing and ePermitting Portal can be found here.

Apply here to amend your existing Retail License.


For technical assistance, please call the ePLACE Help Desk Team at (844) 733-7522 between the hours of 7:30 AM-5:00 PM Monday-Friday, with the exception of all Commonwealth and Federal observed holidays.

 

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Ryan Melville
Supervisor of Licensing
Ext 718 - rmelville@tre.state.ma.us
Deron Egbuche
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Hurshel Langham
Ext 719 - hlangham@tre.state.ma.us
Sabrina Luc
Ext 721 - sluc@tre.state.ma.us
Ivy Maiorino
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