Business Licenses

Certain types of businesses require a license in order to operate within the Town of Belmont. These licenses are issued per vote by the Board of Selectmen annually, however the applications are obtained and filed at the office of the Town Clerk.

Each License is valid for one year maximum, expiring on the date noted below, regardless of when the application is filed or approved.

Note: Extended Hours Permit is Required by Belmont Bylaw §60-900 (F) for Business with operating hours before 6 am or after 11 pm.

Any business that has already been approved for a business license by the Board of Selectmen may also apply for an Entertainment License (see below), per MGL Ch. 140, Section 183A, if the entertainment will be incorporated into the operation of the licensed business.

Antiques:
  • Expires April 30th
  • General License Application Form
  • Mass Dept of Revenue – Revenue Enforcement & Protection Attestation
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Affidavit
  • $85.00 ($75.00 license fee plus $10.00 filing fee)
Class II Used Car Dealer:
Class I Used Cars Sold by New Car Dealer:
Common Victualler:
  • Expires December 31st
  • Common Victualler Application (either new or renewal)
  • Mass Dept of Revenue – Revenue Enforcement & Protection Attestation
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Affidavit
  • Extended Hours Permit Application (if desired).
  • $110.00  ($100.00 license fee plus $10.00 filing fee)
  • $10.00 if applying for extended hours
  • $100.00 if applying for outdoor dining on public sidewalk
  • Regulations for Outdoor Dining on Public Sidewalk (UPDATED)
Entertainment:
  • One time use or yearly licenses available - Yearly licenses are only applicable for January 1st to December 31st and must be events of the same description, hours, type, # of attendees and requirements
  • Entertainment License Application
  • Requires a valid Business License (Common Victualler, Lodging House, or Movie Theater License)
  • Mass Dept of Revenue - Revenue Enforcement & Protection Attestation
  • Workers' Compensation Insurance Affadavit
  • $25.00 single event; $100.00 Yearly
Junk:
  • Expires April 30th
  • General License Application Form
  • Mass Dept of Revenue – Revenue Enforcement & Protection Attestation
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Affidavit
  • $160.00 ($150.00 license fee plus $10.00 filing fee)
Kennel:
  • Expires December 31st
  • Kennel License Application Form
  • Personal Kennel (4 to 8 animals only), Domestic Charitable Corporation Kennel, or Commercial Boarding or Training Kennel (includes Animal Day Care)
  • Planning Board Decision
  • Mass Dept of Revenue – Revenue Enforcement & Protection Attestation
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Affidavit
  • $150.00
Livery:
  • Expires December 31st
  • General License Application Form
  • Mass Dept of Revenue – Revenue Enforcement & Protection Attestation
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Affidavit
  • Extended Hours Permit Application (if desired)
  • $50.00 per car plus $10.00 license fee
  • $10.00 if applying for extended hours
Movie Theater:
  • Expires December 31st
  • General License Application Form
  • Mass Dept of Revenue – Revenue Enforcement & Protection Attestation
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Affidavit
  • Extended Hours Permit Application (if desired)
  • $135.00 ($125.00 license fee plus $10.00 application fee)
  • $10.00 if applying for extended hours
Taxi:
  • Expires April 30th
  • General License Application Form
  • Mass Dept of Revenue – Revenue Enforcement & Protection Attestation
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance Affidavit
  • Extended Hours Permit Application (if desired)
  • $50.00 per car plus $10.00 license fee
  • $10.00 if applying for extended hours