Apply for an Alcoholic Beverages Local Retail License (ABCC)

New retail license applications require the prior approval of both the local licensing authorities (the LLA) and the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC).

All general on premises businesses, restaurants, taverns, clubs, veterans clubs, hotels, package stores, conveniences stores, and supermarkets require a license that has been granted by the LLA and approved by the ABCC. The ABCC approves approximately 13,000 such transactions a year.

Apply for a Local Retail License based on the city or town

Abington Hadley Phillipston
Acton Halifax Pittsfield
Acushnet Hamilton Plainfield
Adams Hampden Plainville
Agawam Hancock Plymouth
Alford Hanover Plympton
Amesbury Hanson Princeton
Amherst Hardwick Provincetown
Andover Harvard Quincy
Aquinnah Harwich Randolph
Aquinnah Hatfield Raynham
Arlington Haverhill Reading
Ashburnham Hawley Rehoboth
Ashby Heath Revere
Ashfield Hingham Richmond
Ashland Hinsdale Rochester
Athol Holbrook Rockland
Attleboro Holden Rockport
Auburn Holland Rowe
Avon Holliston Rowley
Ayer Holyoke Royalston
Barnstable Hopedale Russell
Barre Hopkinton Rutland
Becket Hubbardston Salem (Pilot)
Bedford Hudson Salisbury
Belchertown Hull Sandisfield
Bellingham Huntington Sandwich
Belmont Ipswich Saugus
Berkley Kingston Savoy
Berlin Lakeville Scituate
Bernardston Lancaster Seekonk
Beverly Lanesborough Sharon
Billerica Lawrence (Pilot) Sheffield
Blackstone Lee Shelburne
Blandford Leicester Sherborn
Bolton Lenox Shirley
Boston (Pilot) Leominster Shrewsbury
Bourne Leverett Shutesbury
Boxborough Lexington Somerset
Boxford Leyden Somerville (Pilot)
Boylston Lincoln South Hadley
Braintree Littleton Southampton
Brewster Longmeadow Southborough
Bridgewater Lowell Southbridge
Brimfield Ludlow Southwick
Brockton Lunenburg Spencer
Brookfield Lynn Springfield
Brookline Lynnfield Sterling
Buckland Malden Stockbridge
Burlington Manchester Stoneham
Cambridge (Pilot) Mansfield Stoughton
Canton Marblehead Stow
Carlisle Marion Sturbridge
Carver Marlborough Sudbury
Charlemont Marshfield Sunderland
Charlton Mashpee Sutton
Chatham Mattapoisett Swampscott
Chelmsford (Pilot) Maynard Swansea
Chelsea Medfield Taunton
Cheshire Medford Templeton
Chester Medway Tewksbury
Chesterfield Melrose Tisbury
Chicopee Mendon Tolland
Chilmark Merrimac Topsfield
Clarksburg Methuen Townsend
Clinton Middleborough Truro
Cohasset Middlefield Tyngsborough
Colrain Middleton Tyringham
Concord Milford Upton
Conway Millbury Uxbridge
Cummington Millis Wakefield
Dalton Millville Wales
Danvers Milton Walpole
Dartmouth Monroe Waltham
Dedham (Pilot) Monson Ware
Deerfield Montague Wareham
Dennis Monterey Warren
Devens Montgomery Warwick
Dighton Mount Washington Washington
Douglas Nahant Watertown
Dover Nantucket Wayland
Dracut Natick Webster
Dudley Needham Wellesley
Dunstable New Ashford Wellfleet
Duxbury New Bedford (Pilot) Wendell
East Bridgewater New Braintree Wenham
East Brookfield New Marlborough West Boylston
East Longmeadow New Salem

West Bridgewater

Eastham Newbury West Brookfield
Easthampton Newburyport West Newbury
Easton Newton West Springfield
Edgartown Norfolk

West Stockbridge

Egremont North Adams West Tisbury
Erving North Andover Westborough
Essex North Attleborough Westfield
Everett North Brookfield Westford
Fairhaven North Reading Westhampton
Fall River Northampton Westminster
Falmouth Northborough Weston
Fitchburg Northbridge Westport
Florida Northfield Westwood
Foxborough Norton Weymouth
Framingham Norwell Whately
Franklin Norwood Whitman
Freetown Oak Bluffs Wilbraham
Gardner Oakham Williamsburg
Georgetown Orange Williamstown
Gill Orleans Wilmington
Gloucester Otis Winchendon
Goshen Oxford Winchester
Gosnold Palmer Windsor
Grafton Paxton Winthrop
Granby Peabody Woburn
Granville Pelham Worcester
Great Barrington Pembroke Worthington
Greenfield Pepperell Wrentham
Groton Peru Yarmouth
Groveland Petersham  

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