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RETAIL LICENSE APPLICATION

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


Congratulations on your decision to begin the application process for a retail alcoholic beverages license! Below, you will find the forms necessary to complete this process. Please be sure to read the instructions on the front of the application carefully, as some required documents have changed.

New License / Transfer of Existing Retail License
    REQUIRED FORMS
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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

  • 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
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • 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
 

   
   
 

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Contact Licensing Division Contact Information
(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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