Annual License Renewals

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Every year the Town of Sturbridge issues annual licenses to businesses in Sturbridge who meet certain criteria. These licenses are reviewed and issued by the Board of Health, Building Department, Fire Department and the Board of Selectmen. For those with liquor licenses, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission is also involved in the process. 

 Every business that is required to complete this packet will receive one via email or direct mail. If another copy is needed, it can be downloaded here at the links below. 

In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 57, all outstanding taxes must be paid prior to issuance of any permit/license for 2020. Reminder, all licenses should be paid for and displayed by December 31, 2021 for your establishment to be in compliance with M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 57 .. If your have outstanding taxes, please contact the Town's Finance Department at (508) 347-2509.

Please remember that your current permits to operate your establishment will each expire on December 31, 2021. You will need to have your application in to our town offices before November 1, 2021 to receive a valid permit for 2021. Please note that you may also have an inspection by the Building, Fire and Health Departments to become compliant, but that will be scheduled with your business separately. 

Please email all completed applications and appropriate documentation to with the subject noted as "Licensing - [Insert Business Name]." If you prefer to mail the information, please send it to Town of Sturbridge, ATTN: Terry Masterson, 308 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566. This should include (A) a completed application form, (B) all required documentation and (C) emergency contact information. Please also mail the check for your license fees to: Town of Sturbridge, Attn: Building Department,308 Main Street, Sturbridge MA 01566. Checks can be made to the "Town of Sturbridge." 

Questions about this process can be sent to and one of our staff will respond as quickly as possible. If you are unsure where to direct your question, please contact Terry Masterson, the Economic Developent and Tourism Coordinator at (508) 347-2500 ext. 1411 or by email at