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monDAY, DECember 13 @ 7 p.m. 

remote with zoom 

Connection details can be found on agenda by clicking Agendas & Meeting Minutes (choose Board of License Commissioners for Meeting Group).

Current and prior meeting documents are located here.


The Board of License Commissioners has amended the Rules & Regulations Governing Alcoholic Beverages. Revision 7 was effective September 1, 2021 and was mailed to all alcohol licensees. Notice and Amended Regulations can be viewed 




restaurant reopening information & GUIDANCE


The Licensing Office processes applications and maintains records of all licenses and permits under the licensing authority of the Board of License Commissioners, City Council, and some under authority of the Police Department.


To enable restaurants to reopen as quickly as possible, 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 April 1, 2022.

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.

If you would like to make changes to an approved plan, email a new site plan to Diane Willoughby explaining the changes requested. It will be reviewed and a determination will be made whether a hearing is required.

If you have additional questions, please email Diane Willoughby for more information.


*Online alcohol server training is accepted.

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.

The Licensing Department handles the following categories of licenses under the authority of the Board of License Commissioners, City Council or Police Chief:

Auctioneer License Application (PDF)

Automatic Amusement Device/Coin Operated Machine Application (PDF)

Carnival License Application (PDF)

Class I, II, III Auto Dealer Application (PDF)

Common Victualer’s License Application and Instructions (PDF)  Required for establishments with their own seating serving food/beverages.

Entertainment, Show, Amusement Application(PDF) Monday - Saturday 

Entertainment, Show, Amusement Applications (PDF) Sunday (Framingham & State)

Filming Questionnaire (PDF) No Filming Permit/License required/No Fee. Other permits may be required by City departments.

Flammables, Combustibles, Explosives Storage License Application (PDF)

Fortune Teller License Application (PDF)

Hawker / Peddler-Transient Vendor-Solicitor Application (PDF)

Innholder License Application Application & Instructions (PDF)

Liquor License Application (Annual) and Instructions (PDF) New, Transfer & Amendment to Existing

Liquor Special One-day and Entertainment Applications (PDF) -(SUBMIT 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO EVENT)

Livery License Application (PDF)

Livery License for Additional Drivers Application (PDF)

Lodging House Application (PDF)

Retail Food Sales Bylaw Waiver (PDF)

Pool/Billiard Table License Application (not coin operated) (PDF)

Second Hand Junk Dealer Application (PDF)

Taxi Company Permit Application (PDF)

Regulatory Policies

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