Licensing / Permitting

The Licensing Office (Licensing Agent Anne McAndrew) has moved to the Public Safety Facility at 4 Fairgrounds Rd. Anne can be reached at 508-325-4137 or

The Licensing Office handles the following licensing matters:  liquor; entertainment; Common Victualler; automatic amusement devices; motor vehicle rental; Class I, II, III motor vehicle sales; mobile food units; flower/produce vendor; keeping of animals; open air parking licenses; or taxi, tour, limo, charter waiting lists and applications.

Special Events Coordinator Amy Baxter's Office Hours: Monday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, Training Room at the Public Safety Facility, 4 Fairgrounds Rd. or By Appointment.

New Event Permitting Fee Structure adopted 12/17/14
The Town of Nantucket is currently developing a new application process pertaining to special events. Effective January 1, 2015, a new Special Event Permit Application has been designed, which will help streamline the permit process. Please fill out Event information here to submit for review: Special Events Permit Application

For first time events, the  process begins by contacting Town of Nantucket Event Coordinator.  If you are interested in producing an event on Nantucket, please contact Amy Baxter at for an initial review of your event and to learn more about the permitting process.

Download our Quick Reference Guide for Businesses here
Other Applications
For the following applications, contact the department that is responsible for issuance:
  • Entertainment License
  • Keeping of Animals
  • Liquor License (Annual or Seasonal)
  • Temporary Entertainment