Special Liquor License Application

The Town of Dover may in certain instances, under the provisions of MGL c.138; §.14, issue special licenses for the sale and/or delivery of alcoholic beverages.  Said licenses if issued are subject to the following conditions:

1.     Alcoholic beverages may only be dispensed between the hours of 10:00 AM and 11:00PM Monday – Saturday and between the hours of 12:00PM and 11:00PM on Sundays and holidays.

2.     Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed on the property licensed.

3.     Alcoholic beverages must be consumed by 11:30PM.

4.    Application for said special license shall be made to the Board of Selectmen not later than twenty-one days prior to the planned event.

5.     Any entertainment (band or DJ) offered in conjunction with said license must also cease by 11:30PM.

6.     Although entertainment may be permitted in conjunction with a special license, the volume emanating from such entertainment shall be consistent with community norms.

7.     The community norms will be interpreted, if necessary as reasonable or unreasonable by any police officer that becomes cognizant, by any means, of said noise.

8.     Willful and /or repeated violations of these guidelines may be the grounds for the denial of any further special licenses to the applicant.

9.     No license will be approved until a check for $25 made out to “Town of Dover” is received by the Board of Selectmen’s office, PO Box 250, Dover, MA 02030.


Contact Name of Person and Organization Applying for License
Address Where Approved License Should be Sent
Telephone and Email
Is Contact 12C Certified? ?
*12C Certification is a state-issued Caterer’s License to sell alcoholic beverages on-premises at private events for no more than five hours in a city or town that permits on-premises licensees under M.G.L. c. 138, §12
Date(s) of Event
Start and End Time of Event
You must enter the hours for the event.
Location of Event
Description of the Event (ex. wedding, fundraiser)
Estimated Number of Attendees
Is the event open to the public or is it private?
The Licensed Event or Enterprise is
License is for sale of
This license is for a dining hall maintained by an incorporated educational institution authorized to grant degrees