Licensing Commission

Licensing Commission


The Licensing Commission approves all Retail Alcohol, Common Victualler, Entertainment, One Day Alcohol, Lodging and B&B, and Transient Vendor Licenses.

The Commission meets once per month, usually on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION AND ATTACHMENTS ARE TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING. The meetings are held in person in the conference room in the Police Department. Police Department is located at 4 Green St. Newburyport.  Please check the calendar to confirm updated dates and locations of meetings

Applications for all licenses must be submitted two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting.  Applications for retail on-premises (restaurant) and off-premises (package store) licenses are on the MA Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission website here.  Some applications require a public hearing and notice to the abutters at least 10 days prior to the hearing.  Please contact the Administrative Assistant to schedule the hearing.  

Inquiries may be emailed to the Administrative Assistant to the board at or you may call 978-465-4405.

Licensing Office Hours:

Tuesday from 11:00AM-12:00PM

Thursdays from 3:00PM -6:00PM

Board Members

Name Title
Gregg M. Ogden Chair
Ted Waldron Member
Bruce Bergwall Member
Marcia Foley Member