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Licensing Board

We grant and regulate various types of alcohol and food licenses for restaurants, nightclubs, and other establishments in Boston. We also hold hearings on violations and license applications. Learn more about the Licensing Board.

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  • The City of Boston's indoor mask mandate is in effect as of August 27, 2021. Read the Licensing Board advisory.
  • Read the Board's advisory regarding the delivery of alcoholic beverages, as well as the prohibition of the delivery of alcoholic beverages to Department of Conservation and Recreation properties.
  • Stay updated: Join the Small Business Conference call every Tuesday at 3 p.m. on Zoom.

    1 City Hall Square
    Room 809
    Boston, MA 02201-2035
    Office hours
    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Alcohol Petition Online Form

    For alcohol-related petitions and transactions, submit your application through the Licensing Board's new online form. You may email with questions.

    Hearing Information

    Licensing Board Hearings

    Licensing Board hearings are typically held during the first and last week of the month at either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. You may contact the Board to verify the upcoming hearing dates at

    • Violation hearings: Tuesdays
    • Transactional (application) hearings: Wednesdays
    • Voting hearings: Thursdays

    Licensing Board information

    The Licensing Board grants and regulates various types of alcohol and food licenses for restaurants, nightclubs, and other establishments in Boston.

    Licensing Board information
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