Local Licensing Authority

The Licensing Board is the local licensing authority for the sale of alcoholic beverages and shall issue all liquor licenses in conformance with M.G.L. Chapter 138 and with the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission; as well as Special One Day Licenses, Entertainment Licenses, and Amusement Licenses. The board also issues Car Dealer licenses in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 140. 

The LLA meets once per month; each meeting date is usually determined by the previous meeting and posted in the minutes. See below for current meeting schedule.

All applications must be submitted at least 14 days prior to the hearing date to ensure all material is reviewed by the LLA  and accurate. Applications that require legal ads and abutters notifications must be submitted at least 30 days in advance to meet legal requirements.

Next Meeting: 

Date: December 14th
Time: 3:00pm 
Location: 50 Payson Avenue, 1st Floor Conf. Room/HYBRID

*this is an annual renewal meeting


Department is open by appointment only (Monday - Thursday)

Please note the following dates the clerk will be out of the office and not taking appointments or packet submissions:
November 23rd - 26th (2022)
December 22nd - 26th  (2022)
December 29th - January 2nd (2022/2023)



2023 Meetings:
All meetings will be held in a HYBRID in the 1st Floor Conf. Room at 50 Payson Avenue

January 25 - 4:00 PM
February 22 - 4:00 PM
March 22 - 4:00 PM
April 24 - 4:00 PM
May 17 - 4:00 PM
June 5 - 4:00 PM
July 12 - 4:00 PM
August 9 - 4:00 PM
September 11 - 4:00 PM
October 18 - 4:00 PM
November 29 - 3:00 PM
December 18 - 4:00 PM (annual renewal meeting)

  1. Lindsi Mailler

    Local Licensing Authority
    Phone: 413-529-1400 ext 143

    All email communications are public record under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M.G.L. Chapter 66, Section 10) and the Federal Freedom of Information Act.

    Hours

    Monday - Thursday by appointment 

    Closed Fridays

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NEWS


April 2, 2022


On April 1, 2022, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law “An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2022 to supplement certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects.”  The text of the legislation can be found HERE

T
his Act permits licensees for on-premises consumption to continue with (1) expanded patio service and (2) extends the ability to sell alcoholic beverages for takeaway and delivery: 

- Patios/Outdoor Expansions: licensees that have been approved for expanded patio/outdoor service may continue their outdoor operations until April 1, 2023. Licensees that seek to continue patio/outdoor service after April 1, 2023, are encouraged to apply in the ordinary course for an alteration of premises with their local licensing authorities. Otherwise, these amended licenses automatically revert to the status prior to the approval of the expansion of outdoor service as of April 1, 2023. 

- Takeaway/delivery of alcohol: establishments licensed for on-premises consumption of alcohol may continue takeaway and delivery sales of alcohol until April 1, 2023. All alcohol sold for takeaway/delivery must be sold with food and at the same price as alcohol for on-premises consumption. 

Please be aware that the ABCC will be holding a public hearing on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. to discuss proposed guidelines for the operation of patios/outdoor alcohol services. Information regarding the public hearing and the proposed guidelines will be available on the ABCC’s website at www.mass.gov/abcc. 

As always, all licensees must ensure that they comply with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and that sales of alcoholic beverages take place only as authorized by federal, state, and local law. All questions should be directed to the ABCC Executive Director Ralph Sacramone at rsacramone@tre.state.ma.us or (617) 727-3040 x 731.

March 14, 2022


City of Easthampton Licensing Board Approves Outdoor Live Entertainment Application

Easthampton, MA - The Easthampton Licensing Board approved implementing an Outdoor Live Entertainment License under MGL Chapter 140, §181 at their March 9, 2022, licensing meeting effective April 1, 2022.

The Easthampton Licensing Board held three public hearings over the course of several months and asked for local business and community input around the application and licensing process. After collaboration with the public and City Solicitor, the board voted to implement the licensing process for all outdoor live entertainment events.

*Anyone seeking to do outdoor live entertainment open to the public must go through the Local Licensing Authority’s (LLA) proper channels for their event. *Liquor licensees are not subject to this under MGL Chapter 140 § 183A.

At the March 9th meeting, the board requested that their department LLA, Lindsi Mailler, revise the application to include “good neighbor” language. The good neighbor language added now reads, “The LLA ask that anyone applying for a license make a commitment to being a responsible neighbor in the community. Out of consideration for others in the community, the emission of any unreasonably loud, disturbing, and unnecessary noise that disturbs the peace and quiet of the community or an individual is prohibited. Outdoor Live Entertainment licenses are a beneficial resolution for remedying disputes and moving forward with future applications. Applicants should be mindful to monitor/control the behavior of attendees so that the program, event or activity complies with the approved license at all times.”

The outdoor live entertainment application and guidelines can be found on the city website by clicking here.