Common Victuallers

A Common Victuallers License is required under MGL Chapter 140(2) for any establishments that have the necessary implements for cooking, preparing and serving food for strangers and travelers, and a place to consume the food, i.e., chairs, tables, counters.

As outlined under MGL Chapter 140 (21e), the provisions do not apply to some charitable or religious organizations and clubs that are licensed under MGL Chapter 138(12) - On Premise Alcohol. Call the Selectmen's Office for more information.


New applicants, please download the application and open in Adobe; fill in the document, print and sign the application. Using the checklist below, return all required items to the Selectmen's Office or drop in the Drop Box outside the Municipal Center.

Please allow at least three weeks for processing.  The Board of Selectmen meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month.  All applications must be reviewed by other Boards / Committees / Departments.  The review process will take about two weeks.  Once reviewed; the application will be placed on the Board of Selectmen’s next agenda.