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Business Licenses
What is required to obtain a Liquor License?

Liquor Licenses are required for any establishment wishing to serve alcohol. The Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages issues applications, which may be obtained by clicking HERE or calling the office in Augusta at 207-624-8745.

The Kennebunkport Board of Selectmen must approve all new and renewed licenses at their regular meetings held the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month before the applicant returns the application to Augusta. New licenses require a public hearing, notice of which must be given in a local newspaper prior to the hearing. The town fee is $225.00 plus any required advertising fees.

What is required to obtain a Special Amusement License?
Special Amusement Licenses are required for any facilities licensed by the State of Maine to sell liquor if they wish to include music, dancing or entertainment for their patrons. The annual fee for a Special Amusement License is $150.00. The application can be found HERE. It must be filed with the Town at the same time as the annual liquor license application.
What is required to obtain a Victualer's License?
Victualer's Licenses are required for anyone preparing and serving food to be sold to the public. Included in this category are restaurants, takeout establishments and bed and breakfast inns.

The annual cost of the license is $150.00.

Renewal Victualer's Licenses are approved by the Board of Selectmen at one of their regular meetings in the month of May and run for the period June 1st through May 31st each year. If an establishment is sold within that licensing period, the license will transfer to the new owner for the remainder of that year. However, the new owner should contact the Town Clerk's Office to ensure that the Town has up-to-date contact information for the establishment.

New establishments must apply for a new Victualer's License and go through a public hearing process. The cost of the public hearing will be billed, in addition to the annual license fee.

Click HERE for the Victualer's Application.