Apply for an Commercial License (ABCC)

A Commercial license authorizes the holder to manufacture, transport, import, export and sell of alcohol for mechanical, manufacturing or chemical purposes only.
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 Commercial License (ABCC)

What you need   for Apply for an Commercial License (ABCC)

To apply for for a Commercial license pursuant to M.G.L. c. 138, § 76 you will need electronic copies of the documents listed below.

Required Documents for ALL new Commercial 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 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 Commercial License (ABCC)

Name Fee Unit
Commercial Alcohol License $500 each

How to apply   Apply for an Commercial 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 Commercial 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 Commercial License (ABCC)

  • Commercial licensees can sell to Wholesalers or Manufacturers in Massachusetts or to any other buyers specified by state law.

To generate a list our current licensees, please use our General Search Function provided on our eLicensing and ePermitting portal.

Downloads   for Apply for an Commercial License (ABCC)

Contact   for Apply for an Commercial License (ABCC)

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