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RETAIL LICENSE APPLICATION

Congratulations on your decision to begin the application process for a retail alcoholic beverages license!

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 a new Retail License or to transfer 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 all retail transactions.

Below are all of the required documents you will need to apply for a new license or to transfer an existing license. Please read through the whole page carefully before clicking the link at the bottom of the page to go to the ePLACE Portal:

New License / Transfer of Existing Retail License
    REQUIRED FORMS
  • CORI Authorization Form
    Complete one for each individual with a beneficial interest in the entity that is applying AND 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 to apply for a new/transfer of license AND a vote appointing the manager of record, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.

  • Proof of Citizenship for the proposed Manager of Record
    Passport, Birth Certificate, Voter Registration, Naturalization Papers

  • 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
    Only required for a transfer of license.

  • Supporting Financial Records
    For all financing and or loans, including pledge documents, if applicable.

  • Legal Right to Occupy
    Lease or Deed.

  • Floor Plan
    Only required for a new license.

  • Abutter's Notification
    Only required for a new license.

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  • *Officers/Directors of non-profit clubs with no ownership do not need to fill out CORI applications
 
New / Transfer Farmer Series Pouring Permit
    REQUIRED FORMS
  • CORI Authorization Form
    Complete a CORI Authorization form 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 to apply for a new/transfer of license AND a vote appointing the manager of record, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.

  • Proof of Citizenship for the proposed Manager of Record
    Passport, Birth Certificate, Voter Registration, Naturalization Papers

  • 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
    If applying for a transfer of license.

  • Supporting Financial Records
    For all financing and or loans, including pledge documents, if applicable.

  • Legal Right to Occupy
    Lease or Deed
    .

  • Floor Plan
    Only required for a new license.

  • Abutter's Notification
    Only required for a new license.

  • Copy of your current Farmer Series License
 

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 username and password. Links to user guides on this topic and other helpful information about the eLicensing and ePermitting Portal can be found here.

Click here to apply for a new Retail License / Pouring Permit or to transfer an existing Retail License / Pouring Permit.

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
Ext 723 - degbuche@tre.state.ma.us
Hurshel Langham
Ext 719 - hlangham@tre.state.ma.us
Sabrina Luc
Ext 721 - sluc@tre.state.ma.us
Ivy Maiorino
Ext 749 - imaiorino@tre.state.ma.us


 

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