Alcohol Licenses


The Board of Selectmen is the Local Licensing Authority for Alcohol Licenses.  
The Town Administrator is the Deputy Local Licensing Authority.


Burlington Alcohol Server Policy
Burlington Alcohol Rules & Regulations       AMC Theater Conditions for Alcoholic Beverage License
Special One-Day Alcoholic Beverages License Application
Must be submitted 30 days prior to event to allow time for departments to review and comment.   Alcohol for the event cannot be purchased from a package store.  A State Approved Wholesaler must be contacted for the purchase and delivery of alcohol.  However, apply for a State Approved 12C Licensee and a one-day license is unnecessary.  The 12c licensee will handle the purchase of alcohol, the serving of the alcohol and will contact the Police Department  (Requires 48 Hr notice to the Burlington Police Chief). 

2018 Annual Liquor License Renewal Information
Workers' Compensation Insurance Affidavit Form

Alcohol Beverages Control Commission (ABCC)
M.G.L. c138, s.24.  Click this site to view the State's authority to promulgate regulations clarifying, carrying out, enforcing and preventing violation of Chapter 138's provisions for the method of carrying on the business of any alcohol licensed premise.  
FAQ'S - Massachusetts Alcohol Beverages Control Commission
State Advisory Letters
Matrix for Retail License Transactions

Monetary Transmittal Form to be used with autopay statement to the ABCC
Change of Manager Application
Application for Multiple Amendments to Alcohol License
Alcohol Licenses - Applications for All Changes/New/Transfers
Change of Corporate Name, Change of DBA, Change of Legal Structure, Change of Class, Change of Category

   Submission Requirements:

In order to confirm that all licensees and applicants are in compliance with Massachusetts tax laws, the ABCC is requiring a Certificate of Good Standing (“COGS”) from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue for the following transactions submitted to the Local Board beginning March 1, 2018:
-          Transfer of License (certificate must be in the current/seller licensee name)
-          Change in Beneficial Interest
-          Pledge of License
-          Change of License Class (Seasonal, Annual)
-          Change in License Category (Wines and Malts, All Alcohol, etc.)
-          Change of Entity Name (certificate must be in the current corporate name)
-          Change of Corporate Structure (certificate must be in the current corporate structure)
-          Addition of a Management Agreement
-          PLEASE NOTE: a new licensee does not require a COGS
An applicant can obtain a COGS by visiting the Department of Revenue’s website:


New & Renewal / All Alcohoilic / Restaurant  3,000
New & Renewal / Wine & Malt Bev. / Restaurant 1,500
New & Renewal / Addition of Liqueurs & Cordials     500
New & Renewal / Common Victualler License        25
New & Renewal / All Alcohol / Package StoreVictualler License 2,200
New & Renewal / Wine & Malt Beverages / Package Goods Store 1,700
New & Renewal / All Alcohol / Club     250
New & Renewal Amusement Devices (each)        50
New & Renewal Live Entertainment        25
One-Time Fee Per Request:            
Special One-Day / Alcoholic Beverage Permit        75