Liquor Licensing

Alert: The Town of Nantucket has issued the maximum number of Chapter 15 Off-Premise (Package Store) Licenses allowed under the current quota. No new package store license applications will be accepted at this time. 

The Select Board acts as the Local Licensing Authority for the Town and County of Nantucket. The Select Board and Licensing Office issue and regulate alcohol and food licenses for restaurants, hotels/inns, package stores, nightclubs and other establishments in Nantucket. The Select Board holds Public Hearings on violations and licensing applications once a month. See below for list of applications, regulations and hearing dates.


Rules and RegulationsLink
Massachusetts General Law governing Alcoholic BeveragesM.G.L. Chapter 138, Alcoholic Liquors
Town of Nantucket Alcoholic Beverages Regulations Town Regulations Chapter 207 - Alcoholic Beverage Licensing and Regulation
Frequently Asked Questions for Retail LicensingABCC FAQ's: Retail Licenses
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission Regulations
ABCC Regulations: 204 CMR
Massachusetts "Happy Hour" Regulations204 CMR 4.00: PROHIBITION OF CERTAIN PRACTICES
ABCC Advisories (Patio Guidelines, Holiday Calendar, etc.)ABCC Advisories

Public Records RequestNantucket Public Records Request
ABCC Public Records Request
Liquor License Complaints/Violations
Abutter Notification
Outdoor Dining Guidelines and Application2022 Outdoor Dining Update



Nantucket Application

ABCC Application
New/Transfer Liquor LicenseContact Us:
RenewalsAnnual Liquor Renewal: Month of November 
Seasonal Liquor Renewal: Month of March
New Temporary/Event  (One-Day) Liquor LicenseTONN/A
Liquor License AmendmentTONChange of Manager
Alteration of Premises
Change of Beneficial Interest
Change of Category
Multiple Liquor License AmendmentsTONMultiple Amendments Application


See Select Board page for hearing infoDraft Due For Licensing Administration Review
Final Complete Application, Fees and Documents Due
Wednesday, May 18Week of April 25 Monday, May 2
Wednesday, June 8Week of May 16Monday, May 23
Wednesday, July 20Week of June 27Friday, July 1
Wednesday, August 17Week of July 25Monday, August 1
Wednesday, September 21Week of August 29Friday, September 2
Wednesday, October 19Week of September 26Monday, October 3
Wednesday, November 16Week of October 24Monday, October 31
Wednesday, December 21Week of November 28Monday, December 5


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  • In-Person: Lobby Records Window, 4 Fairgrounds Road, Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm. Please make appointment for anything more than a question or two.
  • Phone: 508-325-4100, x5832 or 5917.