License Commission

                                                  *****ALERT*****
  2017 renewals are due by November 30, 2016. 

The Chicopee License Commission is the licensing and enforcement agent for licensing of:
  • Automatic amusements
  • Entertainment
  • Food service
  • Liquor
  • Lodging house and innholders
It is responsible for the issuing of licenses and enforcing the rules, regulations, local ordinances and state laws pertaining to the above mentioned licenses. The Chicopee Police Department is the authorized agent of the License Commission.

Meetings


Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month but are subject to change.

All applications must be received by the Friday before the scheduled meeting.

Licenses run on a calendar year. Renewal notices are sent out November 1 and must be returned by November 30.

Liquor Licenses


Types of Liquor Licenses


  • 1-day permits
  • Club
  • General on premise
  • Innholder
  • Package store
  • Restaurant
All applications are available in the License Commission office.

Once a Liquor License application is completed, it must be approved by the local board and then submitted to the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC). The ABCC can take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks depending on the tax status of the applicant and seller.

Update to Server Training Requirements as of December 18, 2014


  • All employees must have Training and Intervention Procedures for Servers of alcohol (TIPS) card on their person while working.
  • All new employees must attend a classroom course.
  • Renewal of TIPS certification must be a classroom course.