The Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
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The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission ("ABCC") is the sole agency responsible for issuing state or industry licenses. Massachusetts has many types of state licenses, which are distinguished by the type of activity the licensee wishes to perform. Generally, a license is classified as a state or industry license, if the alcoholic beverages at issue are not being sold directly to consumers. An applicant must submit an application, supporting documentation along with the license fee and, in some cases, the required bond to the ABCC for approval.

Once the ABCC approves the application, the license is issued. The fees for state licenses vary widely, depending on the kind of license sought. Staff at the ABCC can answer questions concerning the application process. Applicants should be aware that licenses might take several weeks to acquire, depending on the completeness of the original submission and any questions raised during the review process.

Alcoholic beverage licenses may be granted to qualified natural persons, corporations, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and limited liability companies. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. All corporations and limited liability companies must be registered with the Massachusetts Secretary of State's Office and authorized to do business in Massachusetts.

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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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