License Commission

Per Chapter 120 Article 1 of the City Code, the Board of License Commissioners is responsible for the issuance and monitoring of licenses with respect to the sale of alcoholic beverages, subject to the provisions of General Laws Chapter 138.

In addition the License Commission  license, permit and regulation the following::

  • Amusement Devices
  • Common Victuallers 
  • Lodging Houses
  • Student Housing in student housing overlay district 
  • Solicitors/Canvassers
  • Taxi Companies
  • Taxi Vehicles & Taxi Drivers
  • Entertainment Licenses

Regular Meetings & Hearings

The License Commission typically meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:00 PM in the North Meeting Room, City Hall 3rd Floor, 718 Main Street, Fitchburg. For changes to the regular schedule see the License Commission Annual Schedule. The License Commission does not meeting in August.

The deadline to file paperwork to appear on any agenda is always the Wednesday prior to the meeting no later than 4:30PM.

Paperwork should be filed at:

Fitchburg License Commission

c/o City Clerk's Office
718 Main Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Agendas & Minutes

Meet the Commission

The Licensing Board is comprised of 3 residents. Pursuant to General Laws Chapter 138, subject to the provisions of Chapter 120 of the City Code of the 3, one must be from each of the two leading political parties.  Commissioners are appointed to serve a six year term by the Mayor, subject to approval by the City Council. 

Current Commissioners

  • Daniel Sarefield, Chair
  • Richard Boscardin
  • Glenn Fossa
  • Lt. Jeffrey Howe, Fitchburg Police Department, Ex-Officio Member

Serving Alcohol Outdoors

Thinking of serving alcohol outdoors? You must adhere to the following guidelines: