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Continuation of Local State of Emergency

The Baltimore County Council approved the continuation of County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s local State of Emergency to expand the County’s ability to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. County officials continue to regularly consult with the Department of Health as variants emerge, in an effort to keep the public informed, safe and supported.

Continued Outdoor Dining Service

Restaurants and bars are permitted to continue offering outdoor dining service to patrons under Executive Order 2021-026. All temporary outdoor dining permits will expire March 30, 2022, unless the State of Emergency is extended by the County Council.

Guidelines

  • If you have an existing Temporary Use Permit and a Tent Permit, there is no need to reapply. No fees will be assessed at this time.
  • Outdoor table service areas must be vacated no later than 11 p.m. Monday through Sunday 
  • All temporary outdoor dining permits previously approved will expire on March 30, 2022.
  • If you do not have a Temporary Use Permit and want to begin service, then you must apply online and be issued all permits before beginning service. 
  • Baltimore County continues to encourage businesses to follow COVID-19 safe practices and protocols as advised by the CDC.

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.

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Contact Us

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

Board of Liquor License Commissioners
County Office Building, Room G-9
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, Executive Assistant
  • Jenneth Maamen, Office Assistant
 
Revised January 21, 2022         

 

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