The Board of Selectmen issue the following categories of licenses/permits:

  • Auctioneer’s Licenses
  • Auto Dealer Licenses
  • Bingo Permits
  • Common Victualer’s Licenses
  • Liquor Licenses
  • Livery Licenses
  • One-Day Liquor Licenses
  • Second Hand Licenses
  • Taxi Cab Licenses


To apply for any of these licenses except for a one-day liquor license (see below), please contact the Selectmen’s office at:

  • Phone: 508-785-0032, ext. 221
  • Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 am to 5 pm. Friday 9 am to 1 pm.

One-Day Liquor License

To apply for a one-day liquor license please submit the application and, unless you have section 12C certification, mail a check for $25 payable to "Town of Dover" to:

Board of Selectmen
P.O. Box 250
Dover, MA 02030

Please note: Applications for Section 14-One Day Liquor Licenses should be sent several weeks in advance of the event at which alcohol will be served in order for it to be scheduled for approval at a Board of Selectmen meeting. A late fee of $25 will be assessed if the application is not submitted timely for action by the Board of Selectmen