Licenses & Permits

The Lancaster Board of Selectmen is the licensing authority for a wide variety of licenses and permits. To apply for one of the licenses or permits listed below the application form must be completed and submitted to the Board of Selectmen for approval.


Alcoholic Beverages

License Applications will be accepted for the following:

  • Licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises in restaurants having not less than 50 and not more than 125 seats. Not more than 2 such licenses shall be in effect at any one time.
  • Licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises in restaurants having not less than 100 and not more than 500 seats. Not more than 4 such licenses shall be in effect at any one time.
  • Liquor License Application Packets may be obtained at the Selectmen's Office, Lancaster Town Hall, 695 Main Street, Lancaster.

Packets contain the following:

Auctioneer - Application for Auctioneer's Permit and Licensing Summary

  • Automatic Amusement Devices
  • Automobiles
    • Class I - New Car Dealer
    • Class II - Used Car Dealer
    • Class III - Junk Dealers
  • Boarding and Lodging Houses
  • Clubs, associations dispensing food or beverages to members

Earth Removal

Excerpts of the Zoning Bylaw Pertaining to Earth Products Removal Special Permits

Application for Special Permit - Removal of Earth Products

  • Entertainment
  • Entertainment provided by Innholder or Common Victauller
  • Explosives, storage, manufacture or sale
  • Food Vehicles, Lunch carts
  • Hawkers, transient vendors
  • Junk Collector or dealer
  • Lodging Houses
  • Moving buildings in public ways
  • Pinball machines
  • Telephone Poles
  • Public Utilities
  • Sales or articles for charitable purposes
  • Second Hand dealers
  • Skating rinks
  • Soft Drinks
  • Storage and sale of gasoline and other explosives
  • Taxicabs
  • Theatrical events, public exhibition