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The Licensing Office processes applications and maintains records of all licenses and permits under the licensing authority of the Board of License Commissioners, City Council, and some under authority of the Police Department.

All individuals who serve alcohol to the public or view identification cards to determine age must successfully complete a classroom alcoholic beverage server training program approved by the Framingham Police Department, Licensing Bureau.


Board of License Commissioners' hearing to consider amendments to Rules & Regulations Governing Alcoholic Beverages has been postponed indefinitely. Click here for changes under consideration.

The Licensing Department handles the following categories of licenses under the authority of the Board of License Commissioners, City Council or Police Department:

Regulatory Policies

Rules & Regulations