Liquor Licenses

The Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) is an agency under the Massachusetts State Treasury. Their overall objective is to provide uniform control over the sale, transportation, possession, purchasing, and manufacturing of alcoholic beverages in the state.

The Marion Select Board is the Local Licensing Authority (LLC) for the Town of Marion. This means in order to receive a liquor license the Select Board, acting as the LLC, must approve all applications. While the LLC may approve an application, the ABCC has final approval. If the ABCC denies an application the Select Board cannot issue the liquor license.

We encourage all applicants to provide complete applications for the LLC and ABCC to help with the application process. For more information on how to Submit an Application (PDF).

For assistance with a new liquor license or to amend an existing one please email Donna Hemphill at or call 508-748-3520.