|License Board Mission Statement|
The Holyoke License Board is the licensing and enforcement agent for alcohol, common victualler, entertainment, automatic amusement devices, open air vendors, motor vehicle sales, motor vehicle repair, rooming houses and Hotel/Innholders licenses. It is responsible for the issuing of licenses and enforcing the rules, regulations, local ordinances and state laws pertaining to the below mentioned licenses
For detailed information about state laws, visit The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. This helpful website allows you to download forms and applications, learn about renewals, and more.
|The License Board typically meets the first Wednesday of each month. For general question or submittal requests, contact the License Board Office at (413) 322-5599 or email Jack Carolan at Licenseboard@holyoke.org|
Beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021, all COVID-related restrictions for licensees are lifted and all licensees can resume normal operations.
The Governor’s COVID-19 State of Emergency will end Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
Patios/Outdoor Expansions: licensees that have been approved for expanded patio/outdoor service pursuant to the Governor’s executive orders may continue their outdoor operations until Thursday, March 31, 2022.
Takeaway/delivery of alcohol: establishments licensed for on-premises consumption of alcohol can continue takeaway and delivery sales of alcohol until Saturday, April 30, 2022
Restaurants with a food permit from the Board of Health, that seek to create an outdoor service area on public property, such as a sidewalk or parking area, will need an additional Tables and Chairs license and should contact the Holyoke License Board at 413-322-5599 or Jack Carolan at Licenseboard@holyoke.org
Any restaurant that seeks to have a tent erected will need to obtain a temporary structure permit and should contact the Building Department at 413-322-5600.
It is the responsibility of the restaurant owner to ensure any expanded dining area, including streets and sidewalks, is clean at all times.