Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturer License (ABCC)

Authorizes manufacturers of alcoholic beverages to sell their product to any licensee holding a valid license for the sale within the Commonwealth.
Once an application is submitted via our eLicensing system, the typical turnaround time is 4 – 6 weeks.

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

The Details of Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturer License (ABCC)

What you need for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturer License (ABCC)

To apply for for a Manufacturer license pursuant to M.G.L. c. 138, § 19 you will need electronic copies of the documents listed below.

Required Documents for ALL new Manufacturer licenses:

In addition

    If entity applying is a Business:

  • Vote of the Corporate Board or LLC is required authorizing any transaction you are applying for.
  • Business Structure Documents: Articles of Organization, Partnership Agreement, Bankruptcy Documents, Estate Documents, Trust Documents or Business Certificate, are required depending on your corporate structure.

    If applying as an Alternating Proprietorship - Host

  • Alternating Proprietorship Agreement

    If applying as an Alternating Proprietorship - Tenant

  • Alternating Proprietorship Agreement
  • Brewing Schedule

    If Pledging license/stock/beneficial interest/inventory, the following is required:

    If applying for a transportation permit with your license:

  • Vehicle Registration for each vehicle being permitted.

Fees for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturer License (ABCC)

Name Fee Unit
Wine and Malt $4,500 each
All Alcohol $9,000 each

How to apply Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturer License (ABCC)

To apply for this license, please create an account on our eLicensing and ePermitting Portal.

Please review the information below:

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.

To use the system you must first create a user name and password. User guides on this topic and other helpful information about the eLicensing and ePermitting Portal can be found here.

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.

Next steps for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturer License (ABCC)

Processing Time

Please allow 4-6 weeks for the application to be processed. If there is any information missing, a licensing staff member or investigator will reach out to you directly.

If you would like to check on the status of your application, please contact a licensing staff member.

More info for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturer License (ABCC)

  • The Manufacturer License is issued by the state and not the Local Licensing Authority.
  • A Manufacturer licensee can sell directly to licensed Massachusetts retailers. They can also sell directly to licensed Massachusetts wholesalers.

To generate a list of the most current on-premises and off-premises licensees (retailers) or Wholesalers, please use our General Search Function provided on our eLicensing and ePermitting portal.

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Contact for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Manufacturer License (ABCC)

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95 Fourth Street, Suite 3 , Chelsea, MA 02150-2358
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