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RETAIL LICENSE AMENDMENT

REQUIRED ON-LINE PAYMENTS

Beginning Sunday, November 19, 2017, the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission will no longer accept paper checks as payment for applications and permits. Payments must be made on-line by using either a personal or business check (ACH). Once your on-line payment is completed, you must print the confirmation receipt and then include that receipt with your application to the Local Licensing Authority.

To locate the on-line payment link, go to our website:

http://www.mass.gov/abcc/epay.htm


Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to apply for an amendment to an existing alcoholic beverages license. Please be sure to read the instructions on the front page of each application carefully, as some required documents have changed.

ALL retail transactions must include one MONETARY TRANSMITTAL FORM. Please complete only one transmittal form for all of the amendment transactions you are applying for. Only one processing fee of $200 is necessary no matter the number of transactions for which you are applying.

Multiple Amendments
Change of Manager
    REQUIRED FORMS
  • Multiple Transaction Application
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote to apply for all amendments you are applying for, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Additional documents are required and are based on the amendment you are applying for. Please see first page of the Mulitple Transaction Application, above, for more details)
  • Beneficial Interest - Individual (formerly known as a Personal Information Form)
  • Beneficial Interest - Organization
  • CORI Authorization Form *
  • Proof of Citizenship
    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
  • Pledge Documents
  • Supporting Financial Records
    For any financing and/or loans
  • Legal Right to Occupy
    Lease or Deed
  • Floor Plan
  • Abutter's Notification
  • Advertisement
  • *Officers/Directors of non-profit clubs with no ownership do not need to fill out CORI applications
 
    REQUIRED FORMS
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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
Alteration of Premises / Change of Location

Change in Beneficial Interest
(includes Change of Officers or Directors
for not-for-profit clubs)

Transfer, Issuance of Stock

    REQUIRED FORMS
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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

Pledge of Collateral
(License / Stock / Inventory)

 
Change of Legal Structure
    REQUIRED FORMS
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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
 

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 FORMS
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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

Change of DBA
Change of Corporate Name
    THERE IS NO FEE REQUIRED FOR THIS TRANSACTION

    REQUIRED FORMS
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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 FORMS
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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 FORMS
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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 FORMS
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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)
Change of Hours
    REQUIRED FORMS
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote to apply for a change in type, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
  • Advertisement
 
    THERE IS NO FEE REQUIRED FOR THIS TRANSACTION

    REQUIRED FORMS
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Vote of the Corporate Board
    Include a vote to apply for a change of hours, signed by an authorized signatory for the entity.
     

 

 

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Ryan Melville
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Deron Egbuche
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