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Alcohol Permit

County Code #1-12-45
No persons shall possess or consume alcoholic beverages on County Parkland except in accordance with the Alcohol Use Policy of the Division and with valid permit issued by the Division Director.

Alcohol Permits must be obtained 2 weeks prior to the reservation date.

Designated Areas
Alcohol permits may be requested for designated areas in the following parks:
  • Ballenger Creek Park
  • Kemptown Park
  • Middletown Park
  • Old National Pike Park
  • Pinecliff Park
  • Rose Hill Manor Park
  • Urbana District Park
  • Utica District Park

Browning Building/Ballenger Creek Building Alcohol Permit
Only the applicant making the reservation can purchase an alcohol permit. Applicant must appear in person and show proof of age (21 or older) by providing a valid driver’s license or identification card.

Requirements
An applicant for an alcohol permit must meet all the following requirements:
  1. First, reserve a picnic shelter, the Browning Building, a Rose Hill grounds area, or other designated area at one of the specified parks listed above.
  2. Be 21 years of age or older
    • Appear in person to complete the necessary paperwork at 355 Montevue Lane, Suite 100, Frederick, MD 21702(301-600-1646) for non-sports field related areas
    • 355 Montevue Lane, Suite 100, Frederick, MD 21702 (301-600-2353) for sports field related areas
    • Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am-4:30 pm (except certain holidays)
  3. Provide a copy of his / her driver’s license
  4. Pay fees:
    • $25 for the daily permit
    • $200 for the seasonal permit (for organizations with seasonal field reservations only)

Note: Alcohol permit is valid only for dates and locations specified on permit.