License Commission

The Licensing Commission works to ensure that all licensed businesses under its purview operate in a manner to protect the public safety and serve the common good in accordance with rules, regulations, local ordinances, and state laws.

About Us

The License Commission is responsible for the issuance, oversight, and administration of licenses in the City of Revere for the service and sale of alcoholic beverages, operation of restaurants, hotels and lodging houses, indoor and outdoor entertainment, parking lots, fortune tellers, second hand goods stores, pawnbrokers, sale of jewelry and/or precious metals, sale of motor vehicles, flea markets, carnivals, pool tables, bowling alleys, automatic amusement devices, and one day licenses for alcohol and/or entertainment.

Member Position
Robert Selevitch Chair 
Linda Guinasso Commissioner
John M. LaCroix Commissioner

License Applications

The Licensing Commission is excited to announce that effective immediately, applications and renewals for Common VictuallerEntertainment, and Hotel/Motel licenses can completed online.  Please note that some applications will require additional documents to be uploaded as part of the application process. Many of those documents are found in the Forms and Links section below.
 

Apply For A License!

Common Victualler, Entertainment, and Hotel/Motels Only

Common Victualler License Apply Online*
Entertainment License Apply Online*
Hotel/Motel License Apply Online*

*Note that payment is not available online, but must be made by check or money order in person with the Collector’s Office in Revere City Hall.

Other license types will soon be available online as well. 

The following license types are not currently available to complete online. Download, print and complete the necessary form for your license request, and follow the instructions in the Process section below. 

Automatic Amusement Device License Application Form
Lodging House License Application Form
Motor Vehicle Dealer License (Class 1, 2, 3) Contact the Licensing Office
Liquor License Contact the Licensing Office
Parking Lot License Application Form
Pool Table License Application Form
Secondhand Dealer Application Form
Special 1-day General License Application Form
Special 1-day Liquor License Application Form
Contact the License Commission office with any questions.
 
Application Instructions For General Licenses
Provides instructions for necessary documentation for license applications

Licenses Administered

Process

Every month, the License Commission meets to consider applications for new or amended licenses, hold disciplinary hearings, and consider any other license-related matters put before it.  The agenda is determined two weeks in advance of the meeting, and finalized one week before.  Most applications should be submitted at least 2 ½ weeks in advance of the meeting to accommodate legal notice requirements. 

Upon approval by the License Commission, liquor licenses must then be approved by the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC).  Once approved by the ABCC, licenses may be issued by the Revere License Commission office.  No license amendment or new license may be considered valid until it has been issued by this office. 

Application forms and instructions are available from the License Commission office.  Liquor license forms and instructions are available at the ABCC website, but please note that on-premises liquor licenses require City of Revere application forms as well as the ABCC forms. 

Licensing Rules and Regulations

The License Commission operates under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapters 138 and 140, Revere City Ordinances, and License Commission regulations.

License Commission Meetings

The License Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber on the 2nd floor in Revere City Hall, 281 Broadway, Revere.  Meetings are posted outside the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, and on the Calendar of Events. All meetings are open to the public.

Agendas

Minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Information & Hours
Mon.-Thur. 8:15am-5pm
Fri. 8:15am-12:15pm
Robert Selevitch
Chair
Maggie Haney
Licensing Administrator
Lt. Sean Randall
Revere Police
781-284-1212