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The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Liquor Board

COVID-19 Updates

Expedited Approvals for Expanded Outdoor Table Service

Baltimore County is expediting necessary approvals and permits for restaurants and bars to expand outdoor table service during the pandemic. Learn more.

Submit Your License Renewals by Mail or Drop Box

Submit renewals and payment to the following address, either by mail or in our drop box in the lobby:

County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

For Retailers—Renewals were due on March 31. If you have not yet submitted, do so as soon as possible. There will be no penalties for late filing.

For Licensees—You are allowed a 30-day extension until after the state of emergency is lifted to renew, however, we encourage you to renew and receive your new license as soon as you are able. If there are no discrepancies or tax holds on your account, you will receive a pick-up letter, which you can submit enclosed along with your check payable to Baltimore County, Maryland. If there are no other issues we will promptly process and mail the license to you.

Carry Out and Delivery 

All applicable licensees should adhere to the carry out and delivery guidelines (PDF) to ensure compliance with Governor Hogan’s Executive Order.

Temporary License Allowance for Delivery—The Board is temporarily allowing Class A, B and D license holders to deliver alcoholic beverages to citizens in Baltimore County only. Be advised you must adhere to Rule 9—Delivery Outside of the Licensed Premises of the Board’s Rules and Regulations (PDF). To take advantage of this delivery privilege, you must send your request in writing to the Board for approval. You may send a request by email to liquorboard@baltimorecountymd.gov. Any establishment that has been penalized for service to minors in the past three years will not be considered. This temporary privilege will remain effective until the termination of the state of emergency and the proclamation of the catastrophic health emergency.

News and Updates

Free Online Training: Increase Profits and Protect Customers

Attend the free online training, "Increase Profits and Protect Customers" on Wednesday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bar owners and managers will learn how to:

  • Protect your liquor license and city permit
  • Optimize bar profits
  • Guard against insurance claims
  • Reduce loss of customers

The first 100 participants will receive a $50 Amazon gift certificate. After the training, each bar owner will receive a customized Management Alcohol Plan (MAP) that defines activities specific to managing and serving alcohol responsibly.

Growlers (Refillable Container Permit)

House Bill 208 (Growlers Legislation) allows holders of Class A, B and D Licenses (PDF) to hold a refillable container permit (PDF) to sell draft beer for consumption off the licensed premises in certain refillable containers with a capacity of not less than 32 ounces and not more than 128 ounces, and that meets the standards under Article 2B of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Section 21-107 (2013 supplement).

Trade Practice Prohibition—"Free Alcohol"

Licensees are prohibited from offering "free alcohol" promotions in A Letter to Licensees from the Chief Administrator (PDF).

Liquor License Task Force

The Liquor License Task Force (LLTF) was created to look into the need for liquor licenses to support the expansion of the restaurant sector of Baltimore County's economy. View the LLTF Presentation (PDF) for an overview of the purpose and goals of the Liquor License Task Force or view the LLTF Final Report (PDF).

Mission Statement

The Liquor Board Commission investigates and processes all alcoholic beverage license applications, investigates police reports pertaining to liquor law violations, all public complaints, and updates license information in the Alcohol Beverage License Book (PDF). If a violation of the State Alcoholic Beverage Laws or Local Rules and Regulations is found, the Board may have a hearing to consider a fine, suspension of the license or revocation of the license. All licensees shall operate their establishments in such a manner as to avoid disturbing the peace, tranquility, safety, health and quiet of the neighborhood.

Find licensing applications and information.

Contact Us

Visit us in our office for additional information or call for assistance.

Board of Liquor License Commissioners
County Office Building, Room G-14
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
Mail Stop 1006A
Telephone: 410-887-3191
Fax: 410-887-3970
Email: liquorboard@baltimorecountymd.gov
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Staff

  • Michael Mohler, Chief Administrator
  • Chaunte Thomas, Office Administrator
  • Ta'Chauyn Harden, Office Coordinator
  • Jenneth Maamen, Office Assistant
 
Revised September 18, 2020         

 

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