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Town Administrator Mel Kleckner

Brookline Town Hall
333 Washington Street
6th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:30-5:00

During the Summer (June 24 - Aug 30):
Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00
Friday 8:00 - 12:30

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The Selectmen serve as the licensing board, responsible for issuing and renewing over 600 licenses in more than 20 categories, including common victualler, food vendor, liquor, lodging house, open-air parking lot, inflammables, special events and entertainment.  A complete list of all of the licenses is shown below.

The Selectmen established a Licensing Review Committee to review all current regulations for licensing, with special attention to liquor and food vendor licenses, under the authority of the Board of Selectmen and to make recommendations for any changes and updates in light of new information or conditions.  Visit the Committee's webpage for more information.


Block Party
Coin-operated Amusement Devices

Common Victualler
Food Vendor (mobile food vendor regulations found here)

Estate Sales
Liquor Licenses (regulations can be found here)

Lodging House (regulations can be found here)
Open Air Parking Spaces (List)

Secondhand License
Secondhand Motor Vehicles
Yard Sale

License Fee Schedule

A Guide to opening a Food Establishment in the Town of Brookline (PDF)

Please contact Brenda Costello at (617) 730-2203 for any license related matters.