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Licensing DivisionFor ease of reference, we have bundled the required forms by transaction type. For example if you are applying for a new license click on retail application and all the necessary forms that must be completed for a new license will be provided.

If you are an existing licensee applying for multiple transactions, that is, more than 1 change to a license that requires approval, please click on the retail transaction checklist. This checklist provides a list of the necessary forms by transaction type. For example, if you are applying to transfer stock of a corporation, change the directors and officers, and pledge your license, in one application, click on the retail transaction checklist, which will provide information about which forms must be completed.

 

For your convenience, we have combined all the forms required for each application. Please complete the forms on-line, print and mail them along with the license fee and required documentation. Please view the State License Checklist, which delineates the necessary supporting documentation for each state application.

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Agent Broker Solicitor   Manufacturer
Agent, Broker or Solicitor License (BROK)   Federal License and Requirement: TTB Permit
Each Additional Principal (BROA)   Federal License and Requirement: FDA Registration
    All Alcoholic Beverages License (MANU)
Airline   Wine and Malt Beverages License (MANA)
Airline Master License (AIRL)    
Airline Cargo Permit (TRAA)   Pub Brewery
    Federal License and Requirement: TTB Permit
Catering   Federal License and Requirement: FDA Registration
Section 12C Caterer's License (CATR)   Pub Brewery License (PUBB)
Transportation (TRAC)    
    Railroad
Certificate of Compliance   Railroad Master License (RAIL)
Federal License and Requirement: TTB Permit Railroad Cars Certified Copy (RAIA)
Certificate of Compliance(CERT/CER1)   Railroad Cargo Permit (TRAA)
     
Commercial   Salesman
Federal License and Requirement: TTB Permit Salesman Permit (SALE)
Federal License and Requirement: FDA Registration    
Commercial Alcohol License (COMM)   Ship
    Federal License and Requirement: Coast Guard Certificate
Consumer Research   Ship Master License (SHIP)
Consumer Research Special Permit per day/per session (CONS)   Federal License and Requirement: TTB Permit
    Ship Chandler License (SHPC)
Farmer Brewery   Ship Cargo Permit (TRAA)
Federal License and Requirement: TTB Permit    
Federal License and Requirement: FDA Registration   Storage
Brewery License (5K barrels or less) (FARM)   Storage Permit (STOR)
Brewery License (More than 5K but less than 20K barrels) (FARA)    
Brewery License (More than 20K but less than 100K barrels) (FARB)   Transportation
Brewery License (More than 100K but less than 1M barrels) (FARC)   Transport & Delivery Permit for Retail (TRAN)
Brewery License (More than 1M barrels) (FARX)   Express Transportation Permit (EXPR/EXPA)
    Registration for transportation by a COC Holder 2.17 (REGI)
     
Farmer Distillery   Warehouse
Federal License and Requirement: TTB Permit   MA Requirement: MA Warehousemans' License
Federal License and Requirement: FDA Registration   Federal License and Requirement: FDA Registration
Distillery License (5K proof gallons or less) (FARD)   Public Warehouse Permit (WARE)
Distillery License (More than 5K but less than 20K proof gallons) (FADA)   Bonded Warehouse Permit (BOND)
Distillery License (More than 20K but less than 100K proof gallons)(FADB)    
Distillery License (More than 100K but less than 1M proof gallons) (FADC)   Winery
Distillery License (More than 1M barrels) (FADX)  Federal License and Requirement: TTB Permit
    Federal License and Requirement: FDA Registration
Farmer Winery   Direct Wine Shipper License (DIRE)
Federal License and Requirement: TTB Permit    
Federal License and Requirement: TTB Permit   Wholesaler
Winery License (5K gallons or less) (FAWY)   Federal License and Requirement: TTB Permit
Winery License (More than 5K but less than 20K gallons) (FAWA)   Federal License and Requirement: FDA Registration
Winery License (More than 20K but less than 100K gallons) (FAWB)   All Alcoholic Beverages License (WHAB)
Winery License (More than 100K but less than 1M gallons) (FAWC)   Wine & Malt License (7.5K or less gallons) (WHWM)
Winery License (More than 1M barrels) (FAWX)   Wine & Malt License (Between 7.5K to 10K gallons) (WHWA)
    Wine & Malt License (10K or more gallons) (WHWB)
     
    Federal License and Requirement: FDA Registration
    Sacramental Wine License (SACR)

New License Transaction Forms

For ease of reference, we have bundled the required forms by transaction type. For example if you are applying for a new license click on retail application and all the necessary forms that must be completed for a new license will be provided.

Application for New Retail License

Additional Personal Information or Additional CORI Application

Additional Package Store Legislation Transmittal Form (Special Legislation Only)
Transport & Delivery Permit for Retail

No Fee Transmittal Form for Reconsideration


Existing Licensees

For ease of reference, we have bundled the required forms by transaction type below. For example if you are applying for a Change of Location click on the "Change of Location Form" link and all the necessary forms that must be completed for the transaction will be provided.

  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • DOR Certificate of Good Standing
  • Petition for Transfer of Ownership
  • Application with:
    • Personal Information Form
    • CORI Application
    • Statement of Change to Art. of Org.
    • Vote of Corporate Board
  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • DOR Certificate of Good Standing
  • Petition for a Change of License
    • Pledge Agreement
    • Promissory Note
    • Supporting Financial Records (if needed)
    • Vote of Corporate Board
  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • Petition for a Change of License
    • Manager's Form w/ Proof of Citizenship
    • Personal Information Form
    • CORI Application
    • Vote of Corporate Board

  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • DOR Certificate of Good Standing
  • Petition for a Change of License
    • Pledge Agreement
    • Promissory Note
    • Supporting Financial Records (if needed)
    • Vote of Corporate Board
  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • Newspaper Notice
  • Petition for Transfer of Ownership
  • Application with:
    • Personal Information Form
    • CORI Application
    • Purchase & Sale Agreement
    • Supporting Financial Records
    • Vote of Corporate Board
  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • DOR Certificate of Good Standing
  • Newspaper Notice
  • Petition for Transfer of Ownership
  • Application with:
    • Personal Information Form
    • CORI Application
    • Supporting Financial Records
    • Vote of Corporate Board

  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • DOR Certificate of Good Standing
  • Newspaper Notice
  • Petition for Transfer of Ownership
  • Application with:
    • Art. of Organization
    • Legal Right to Occupy
    • Manager's Form w/ Proof of Citizenship
    • Personal Information Form
    • CORI Application
    • Purchase & Sale of Business
    • Supporting Financial Records
    • Vote of Corporate Board
  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • Newspaper Notice
  • Abutter Notification
  • Petition for a Change of License
    • Floor Plans
    • Legal Right to Occupy (if needed)
    • Supporting Financial Records (if needed)
    • Vote of Corporate Board
  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • DOR Certificate of Good Standing
  • Newspaper Notice
  • Abutter Notification
  • Application with:
    • Art. of Organization
    • Floor Plans
    • Legal Right to Occupy
    • Manager's Form w/ Proof of Citizenship
    • Personal Information Form
    • CORI Application
    • Supporting Financial Records
    • Vote of Corporate Board

  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • Newspaper Notice
  • Petition for a Change of License
    • Vote of Corporate Board
  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • DOR Certificate of Good Standing
  • Newspaper Notice
  • Abutter Notification
  • Petition for a Change of License
    • Vote of Corporate Board
  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • DOR Certificate of Good Standing
  • Petition for a Change of License
    • Amended Art. of Org.
    • Vote of Corporate Board

  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • Newspaper Notice
  • Abutter Notification
  • Petition for a Change of License
    • Floor Plans
    • Legal Right to Occupy
    • Supporting Financial Records (if needed)
    • Vote of Corporate Board
  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • DOR Certificate of Good Standing
  • Newspaper Notice
  • Abutter Notification
  • Application with:
    • Art. of Organization
    • Floor Plans
    • Legal Right to Occupy
    • Manager's Form w/ Proof of Citizenship
    • Personal Information Form
    • CORI Application
    • Supporting Financial Records
    • Vote of Corporate Board
  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • DOR Certificate of Good Standing
  • Newspaper Notice
  • Abutter Notification
  • Application with:
    • Art. of Organization
    • Floor Plans
    • Legal Right to Occupy
    • Manager's Form w/ Proof of Citizenship
    • Personal Information Form
    • CORI Application
    • Supporting Financial Records
    • Vote of Corporate Board

  • Petition for a Change of License
  • Business Certificate
  • *Vote of Corporate Board
  • Vote of Corporate Board
  • Transmittal Form
  • $200 Fee
  • Newspaper Notice
  • Abutter Notification
  • Application with:
    • Art. of Organization
    • Floor Plans
    • Legal Right to Occupy
    • Manager's Form w/ Proof of Citizenship
    • Personal Information Form
    • Supporting Financial Records
    • Vote of Corporate Board
    • Copy of current ABCC License
     

 

If you are an existing licensee applying for multiple transactions, that is, more than 1 change to a license that requires approval, please view the retail transaction checklist. This checklist provides a list of the necessary forms by transaction type. For example, if you are applying to transfer stock of a corporation, change the directors and officers, and pledge your license, in one application, view the retail transaction checklist, which will provide information about which forms must be completed.


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(617)-727-3040

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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