- Reminder: Common Victualler (without alcohol) License renewals occur in October. Common Victualler (with alcohol) License renewals occur in November. Make changes to your license before the renewal period. Find our amendment forms here. Don't forget to obtain valid copies of the Certificates of Inspection (CI) as well as they are required for your license renewals. Inspectors are at located at the Department of Inspectional Services (1010 Mass. Ave.) from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to pay for the CI then contact your inspector to schedule an inspection. Find your Inspector here.
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1 City Hall Square
Room 809Boston, MA 02201-2035
Office hours by AppointmentMonday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2022 license renewals
If your licensed premise has any seats, the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) is requiring all licensees to get a valid Inspection Certificate. Invoices are mailed and emailed for the building permits two months before the expiration date.
If you need an invoice or to schedule an inspection, please contact your building inspector. There is a list online of all the inspectors' contact information, including phone and email. You may refer to this document as well for the most updated information. The best time to schedule an appointment for inspection is at 1010 Mass. Avenue (5th floor) at 8 - 9 a.m. and 3 - 4 p.m. when the inspectors are in the office.
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Licensing Board information
The Licensing Board grants and regulates various types of alcohol and food licenses for restaurants, nightclubs, and other establishments in Boston.Licensing Board information