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TheBoard of Liquor License Commissioners

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.


Rules and Regulations

The rules and regulations for the Liquor Board is a set of guidelines written to be sure that every establishment in Baltimore County is in compliance. View the Rules and Regulations Handbook.

Alcohol Beverage License Book

The Alcohol Beverage License Book lists all licenses issued in Baltimore County. The license year is from May 1 through April 30 of the following year.

Outdoor Dining Service—Notice To Licensees

All previously approved tents were limited by their 180-day temporary permit. To comply with building codes, tents should be removed from premises before winter unless specifically approved for snow loads.

There should be no outdoor dining areas in existing parking lots unless first approved by this Board and approval from the Zoning Office relating to reduction of parking.

Growlers (Refillable Container Permit)

House Bill 208 (Growlers Legislation) allows holders of Class A, B and D Licenses to hold a refillable container permit 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.

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 for an overview of the purpose and goals of the Liquor License Task Force or view the LLTF Final Report.

Contact Us

Board of Liquor License Commissioners

County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




Chief Administrator

Michael Mohler