Somerville Licensing Commission Seeking Somerville Resident for 3-Year Term

The City of Somerville’s Licensing Commission is currently seeking a Somerville resident to fill a vacancy on the three-member board, serving a three-year term. The Licensing Commission is charged with issuing various types of licenses within the City, including alcohol, common victualler (restaurant), innholder, and entertainment licenses, and adopting and enforcing rules and regulations pertaining to those ordinances as well as city ordinances and state law. The Commission also determines the annual fees for licenses and the hours of operation for licensed establishments. Additionally, the Commission acts on complaints received from public safety officials, elected officials and the general public relative to alleged violations of its rules and regulations, city ordinances, or state laws by licensed establishments in the city.

Commissioners earn a stipend of $3,600 per year.


Applicants must be a registered Democrat or Republican in Somerville.

How to Apply

Letters of interest and resumes should be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by no later than 5 p.m. on Wed., February 15, 2017, by emailing [email protected], or by mail to, City Clerk, Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143.


The City of Somerville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

If you need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures in order to access this program, please contact the ADA Coordinator no later than seven (7) business days before the scheduled event at the address noted below:

Betsy M. Allen
167 Holland Street, Room 207
[email protected]
(617) 625-6600, Ext. 2323 (Voice)
(617) 808-4851 (TTY)

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