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.
|John M. LaCroix||Commissioner|
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 License||Application Form|
|Special 1-day License Instructions||Application Instructions|
Provides instructions for necessary documentation for license applications
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.
Forms and Links
Frequently Asked Questions