Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Transportation and Delivery Permit (ABCC)

This license authorizes the holder to pick up alcoholic beverages lawfully bought by the licensee from a licensee in Massachusetts. This permit also authorizes the delivery of said alcoholic beverages.
Once an application is submitted via our eLicensing system, the typical turnaround time is a few days to a week.

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission

The Details of Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Transportation and Delivery Permit (ABCC)

What you need for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Transportation and Delivery Permit (ABCC)

To apply for a Transportation and Delivery permit pursuant to M.G.L. c. 138, § 22 you will need electronic copies of the documents listed below.

Required Documents for ALL new Transportation and Delivery permits:

  • Vehicle Registration
  • Articles of Organization, Partnership Agreement, Bankruptcy Documents, Estate Documents, Trust Documents or Business Certificate, are required depending on your corporate structure.

Fees for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Transportation and Delivery Permit (ABCC)

Name Fee Unit
Transportation and Delivery Permit $150 each

How to apply Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Transportation and Delivery Permit (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 Transportation and Delivery Permit (ABCC)

Processing Time

Please allow a few days to a week for the permit application to be processed. If there is any information missing, a licensing staff member 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 about Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Transportation and Delivery Permit (ABCC)

  • An off-premises license holder can use the Transportation and Delivery permit to pick up product from the wholesaler, or to deliver to consumers.
  • An on-premises license holder can only use the Transportation and Delivery permit to pick up product form the wholesaler, they may not deliver outside the licensed premise to consumers in Massachusetts.
  • The transportation and delivery permit can not be used to transfer product from one off-premises location to another off-premises location.
    For example: If a company has two packages stores, they can not transport the product from one to the other. The product must stay at the location listed on the invoice from the wholesaler.

Contact for Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Transportation and Delivery Permit (ABCC)

Address
239 Causeway Street, 1st Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Online
Find Your ABCC Representative ABCC Staff Directory 

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