Licensing and Permits
Welcome to the Licensing and Permitting Office for the Town of Nantucket. Please review the list of Licenses and Permits we can assist you with and where to go for a few others that live somewhere else in Town. As we are working remotely and with reduced staff in buildings, please make all efforts to communicate and submit paperwork and requests online, by mail and by phone. Thank you!
Please click on links below for access to all forms needed to apply Permits sold at the Public Safety Facility at 4 Fairgrounds Road. We ask that for now you print and mail these forms with payment or fill out online and email if available. We will mail your sticker or button and email permits as needed. Thank you for your patience!
BEACH VEHICLE STICKER:
ONLINE ORDERS AND PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED (as of June 1). Our Payment Processor has disabled the link to fix a software issue so online orders are not available. A printable application form is available below. We expect the link to be restored this week. There will be no penalties for vehicles with no stickers while the link is down. Please contact us with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT/STICKER:
Parking permits for the Residential Parking District are available via the application below. Enforcement of the 2-hour zones in the Residential Parking District begin July 1, 2020. Please note there will be NO FEE INCREASE on June 1 this year. Permits remain at $50 for first 2 permits. Please provide the following with application:
- Copy of vehicle registration
- Proof of Residency: Tax Bill; Utility Bill; Lease)
- Fees made payable to Town of Nantucket
- Mail to PSF, Permits, 4 Fairgrounds Road, Nantucket 02554
Shellfish Buttons with a March 31, 2020 expiration date remain valid until July 1, 2020. New 2020-21 Shellfish Buttons are available for purchase now with the application below.
NO FEE PERMITS/WAITLIST:
Fees have been waived to submit to the following applications via email/mail:
ALERT: Special Events
Per Governor Baker’s emergency order banning gatherings of 10 participants or more, the Town of Nantucket is suspending all existing permits for events scheduled from now until at July 1 in order to meet the requirements of the order. Additionally, the Town of Nantucket is not accepting applications for new events at this time until further notice.
ALERT: Common Victualler and Liquor Licenses
EMERGENCY ORDER: NO PUBLIC GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE
EMERGENCY ORDER: NO ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION of FOOD & BEVERAGE
On Sunday, March 15, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker issued an Order Prohibiting the Gathering of More Than 25 People (later amended to no more than 10) and On-Premises Consumption of Food or Drink, barring all on-premises consumption of food and drink in Massachusetts in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The text of the Governor’s Order can be found HERE.
EMERGENCY ORDER: AUTHORIZATION FOR ON-PREMISE LICENSEES TO SELL MALT BEVERAGES AND WINE FOR OFF-PREMISES CONSUMPTION
On Friday, April 3, 2020, Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill authorizing on-premises licensees to sell malt beverages and wine for off-premises consumption for the duration of the Governor’s declared state of emergency, issued March 10, 2020.
- Effective immediately and until the end of the state of emergency, all on-premises licensees (M.G.L. c. 138, § 12 bars, restaurants, general on premises, hotels, taverns, clubs, war veterans’ clubs, and continuing care retirement communities) may sell up to 192 ounces of malt beverages and 1.5 liters of wine for off-premises consumption only as part of a transaction for the purchase of food.
- The sale of malt beverages and wine by § 12 licensees may only be done from opening until 12:00 am midnight, or the licensee’s closing time previously approved by the Local Licensing Authority, whichever is earlier.
- All wine must be in its original sealed container and all malt beverages must be in sealed containers.
- All licensees must verify that both the purchaser and recipient of alcohol are at least 21 years old.
- Sales must be made as part of a takeout order by way of pickup, including curbside pickup, or delivery.
- Licensees do not need to obtain a separate transportation permit under M.G.L. c. 138, § 22, in order to make deliveries.
- All sales must be accompanied by a receipt reflecting the purchase of food along with alcohol, and licensees must keep copies of all receipts for inspection by licensing authorities.
As always, all licensees must ensure that they comply with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and that sales of alcoholic beverages take place only as authorized by federal, state, and local law.