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. 

In an effor to streamline the renewal process for your establishement, the aforementioned departments have combined all yearly renewals into one application process which comes in the form of a renweal packet. Every business that is required to complete this packet should have received one via emailed 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 must be paid for and displayed by December 31, 2019 or your establishment will be in violation of M.G.L. Chapter 40, Section 57 and is subject to be shut down until rectified. 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, 2019. You will need to have your application in to our town offices before October 1, 2019 to receive a valid permit for 2019. 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 licensing@town.sturbridge.ma.us with the subject noted as "Licensing - [Insert Business Name]." If you prefer to mail the information, please send it to Town of Sturbridge, ATTN: Kevin Filchak, 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 licensing@town.sturbridge.ma.us and one of our staff will respond as quickly as possible. If you are unsure where to direct your question, please contact Kevin Filchak, the Economic Developent and Tourism Coordinator at (508) 347-2500 ext. 1411 or by email at kfilchak@town.sturbridge.ma.us