The Select Board may issue special licenses for the sale of wines and/or malt beverages to any enterprise however, special licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages may be issued to non-profit organizations only.
The Select Board cannot grant special licenses to:
Any person for more than a total of 30 days per calendar year
Any person that has an on premises license application pending before it
Any premises that has an alcoholic beverages license
Do I Need a One-day Liquor License?
A One-day License is necessary whenever money is changing hands by the following:
A direct sale of alcoholic beverages
When tickets are sold to an event where alcoholic beverages will be consumed
When a caterer is supplying alcohol on which they will make a profit (indirect sale)
You must apply for a Special One-day License if you are renting any Town-owned facility (Community Center, Josiah Smith Tavern, Art & Innovation Center)
A fundraising event at a public facility where people buy tickets or make a donation to attend DOES require a Special One-day License, even if the money exchanged is not used directly to pay for alcohol.
A Special One-day License is not required if:
The event is at a private dwelling
An event is in a facility or establishment that already holds a valid alcohol license
The caterer holds a 12C Caterer’s License (unless the event is being held at a Town-owned facility)
If you have any questions about whether or not your event requires this license, please call 781-786-5020 or send an email.