The Agawam Licensing Commission is the local licensing authority for the sale of alcoholic beverages and shall issue all liquor licenses in conformance with MGL Chapter 138 and with the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) and Licenses issued pursuant to MGL Chapter 140, Except Class 1, 2, 3 Dealer Licenses.
The License Commission is an advisory, regulatory and adjudicatory multiple-member body charged with the issuance, oversight and administration of licenses in the Town of Agawam for the service and sale of alcoholic beverages,
The License Commission oversees the issuance of liquor licenses and the compliance with regulations impacting the sale of alcoholic beverages in the City, as well as the following licenses-Weekly Amusement, Automatic Amusement, Junk Dealer's, Pawn brokers, Taxi, Billiards/Bowling, Auctioneers, Fortune Tellers, Flammable & Combustible gases and solids (gas storage).
The Liquor Commission consists of three members who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The Towns Clerk’s office provides the Commission with Secretary/staff support to the Commission.
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC)
The ABCC is an agency under the Massachusetts State Treasury with an overall objective to provide uniform control over the sale, transportation, possession, purchasing, and manufacturing of alcoholic beverages in the Commonwealth. The ABCC works with companies in the alcoholic beverage industry and local licensing authorities to provide licenses, enforce legislation and regulations, and resolve license issues.
Agawam License Commission generally meets the third (3rd) Wednesday of each month at 5:30 at the Agawam Senior Center Conference Room. As meetings may be rescheduled , please refer to the posted meeting notices for actual monthly date and time.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.