Temporary outdoor extension of licensed premise guidance and application

This initial questionnaire regarding a proposed temporary extension of the licensed premise onto outdoor space will collect information from the licensee to determine whether the proposed extension onto private property, public property, or both is feasible. A licensed premise is defined as a premise licensed by the Licensing Board for the City of Boston holding a valid Common Victualler or Alcoholic Beverage License.

Extensions into the public way, whether sidewalks or streets, require evaluation by multiple departments to confirm doing so can be done while ensuring the safety of patrons and employees. Upon the initial review of the questionnaire, the Licensing Board will reach out by email to licensees regarding the next steps, which may include completing a second questionnaire. The second questionnaire will require the licensee to submit the following:

  1. Site Plan 
  2. Health, Safety, and Operations Plan
  3. Manufacturer’s cut sheet and/or photographs of desired barriers
  4. Copy of the Certificate of Inspection
  5. Proof of legal right to occupy (private spaces)
  6. Recent photographs of the proposed extension space

Any approval will be made on a temporary, non-precedent setting basis due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Any Licensee granted a temporary extension must abide by all rules, regulations, laws, advisories, and guidelines issued by the City, state, and federal government, including all social distancing requirements. All of the foregoing may be amended by the respective agencies at any time.

    Contact Department: Licensing Board

    Publish Date: Thu, 06/04/2020 – 10:08am