Common Victualler License

Every food service establishment in the City of Northampton with capabilities for cooking, preparing, and serving food is required to have a Common Victualler License.

A Common Victualler License is issued under Mass General Laws Chapter 140 Section 2.

Common Victualler Application

Checklist for a New Restaurant

Common Victualler Licenses are issued on an annual basis and cost $50 for 2016. All new businesses must also contact the Building Commissioner and Board of Health for any applicable permits/fees.

Worker's Compensation Affidavit
A Worker's Compensation Insurance Affidavit needs to be filed upon the issuance of each new or renewed license.

Contact Us

  1. Cyndi Murphy
    Executive Assistant to the Mayor and License Commission

    Office of the Mayor 
    210 Main St., Room 12
    Northampton, MA 01060

    Ph: 413-587-1212
    Fx: 413-587-1275