City Licensing Information and Guidance
last updated: June 22, 2021
COVID-19 Small Business grant program
The City established the COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program to assist in stabilizing existing small businesses within Framingham that have had significant business disruption due to the impact of the pandemic. Framingham’s small businesses are encouraged to apply. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
alcohol server training
All individuals who serve alcohol to the public or view identification cards to determine age must successfully complete a classroom* alcoholic beverage server training program approved by the Framingham Police Department and Licensing Bureau. See FAQs for providers. *Online server training will be accepted until August 15, 2021 (60 days past the Governor's State of Emergency which ends June 15, 2021).
All individuals who serve alcohol to the public or view identification cards to determine age must successfully complete a classroom* alcoholic beverage server training program approved by the Framingham Police Department and Licensing Bureau. See FAQs for providers.
Alcoholic beverages control commission (abcc) notifications
- June 16, 2021: ABCC Advisory Regarding the Expansion of Patio Service and Takeaway/Delivery of Alcohol by On-Premises Licensees (PDF)
- May 20, 2021: ABCC Advisory Regarding the End of COVID-Related Restrictions (PDF)
- June 19, 2020: ABCC Advisory Regarding Indoor Service at On-Premises Consumption Licensees (PDF)
- June 7, 2020: ABCC Advisory Regarding Restaurants Commencing Outdoor Table Service of Alcohol (PDF)
- June 1, 2020: ABCC Advisory Regarding LLA Approval of Outdoor Seating (PDF)
Additional ABCC Related Advisories can be viewed here.
Temporary RESTAURANT outdoor seating applicATION
To enable restaurants to reopen as quickly as possible when Governor Baker allows it under Phase II of his reopening plan, the City has made a temporary outdoor seating application. There will be no fee for the temporary outdoor seating application. Term of approved plan expires August 14, 2021 (60 days past Governor's state of emergency which ends June 15, 2021).
The quick application allows owners to lay out how they propose to offer food and beverages outside in a manner to meet health and safety requirements. Eating establishments must possess an existing “pouring license” to serve alcoholic beverages outdoors. The application can be found here.
To assist restaurants in reopening, the City has created an easy-to-follow application process guide (PDF).
If you have additional questions, please email Diane Willoughby for more information.