Local Licensing Authorities (the “LLA”) must be aware that applicants for a new on-premises alcoholic beverages license are required to submit a valid fire safety certification issued by the building inspector and the head of the fire department for the city, town or district in which the premises is located, or their license will not be issued. Thereafter, existing licensees are required to complete and sign an annual renewal form by November 30th of each calendar year. A valid certificate of inspection signed by the building inspector and the head of the fire department for the city, town or district in which the premises is located must be filed with the LLA. If an existing licensee does not submit a signed annual renewal form by November 30th, the license will expire on December 31st of that calendar year. The LLA IS REQUIRED to forward to the ABCC for EACH LICENSEE an attestation, on the renewal application, that the authority is in possession of the required fire safety certification.
Fire Safety Certifications for Local Licensing Authorities (ABCC)
Information for new on-premises alcoholic beverages licenses.