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License Commission Overview

The License Commission, by the Acts and Resolves of 1894 of the Massachusetts Legislature, serves the City of Lowell as the local licensing board for:
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Common victualler
  • Lodging house
  • Precious metals
  • Public amusement
  • Second hand motor vehicles.
In according with License Commission policy:
"An individual, a corporate officer, a manager of record or any other person who will be directly responsible for the business, entertainment, or special event for which a license is requested shall be required to appear at a meeting of the Lowell License Commission when said licensing board is scheduled to review the application filed by or on behalf of an individual, corporation, partnership, club, or association."
The licensing board may adopt rules and regulations in compliance with the Massachusetts General Laws and the Lowell Code of Ordinances.