City Licensing Information and Guidance

Governor Baker’s executive order

Governor Baker issued an executive order, preparing for the Phase II reopening of businesses. It includes state-wide provisions relieving requirements for special permits and public notifications similar to the order issued by Mayor Spicer on Monday, June 1.

alcohol server training

On May 19, the Board of License Commissioners voted, at a duly posted remote meeting, to approve a temporary measure allowing online alcohol server certification. This measure expires November 1, 2020, and will be considered again at a duly posted hearing on October 19, 2020. 

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

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.

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.