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Common Victualler Licenses

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Every food service establishment with the capabilities for cooking, preparing, and serving food and which provides seating for the immediate consumption therein, is required to have a Common Victualler License.  Common Victualler Licenses are issued pursuant to and in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Ch. 140, §§ 2-9. It takes approximately four to six weeks for an application to be processed and a license to be issued, if approved.

To apply go to the "I want to apply for a Common Victualler License Page."

You should apply for an Entertainment License and Alcohol License, if applicable, simultaneously with the Common Victualler.

Last Updated: 5/2/2017 | Provide feedback on this page

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