License Commission


  • Brian Campedelli, Chair - Term ends, June 2024
  • Natasha Yakovlev - Term ends, June 2022
  • Helen Kahn - Term ends, June 2020


The License Commission is the local licensing authority for annual, seasonal, and short term liquor licenses, along with entertainment licenses for liquor licensed premises, automatic amusement device licenses, common victualler, innholder, lodging house, and car dealer licenses.


Northampton License Commission meetings are generally held on the first Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 212 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060. The meeting schedule is subject to change.

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Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC)

The ABCC is an agency under the Massachusetts State Treasury. The overall objective is to provide uniform control over the sale, transportation, possession, purchasing, and manufacturing of alcoholic beverages in the state. The ABCC works with companies in the alcoholic beverage industry and municipal licensing authorities to provide licenses, enforce legislation and regulations, and resolve license issues.