Liquor Board

 Frederick County Board of License Commissioners

*PLEASE NOTE: The Liquor Board office will be CLOSED the week of Monday, December 23, 2019 through Friday, December 27, 2019.

The office will be CLOSED on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.  The office will be open on Monday, December 30, 2019, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (open half day), Thursday, January 2, 2020 and Friday, January 3, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

*New Resources*

Licensed Establishment Checklist

Updated: Alcohol Beverages Regulations-adopted August 2019.  
Changes to Rules and Regulations


  • Debbie Burrell, Chairman
  • Joan Aquilino, Board Member
  • Vacant, Board Member
The Board of License Commissioners regulates the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages within Frederick County. It is the responsibility of the board to enforce the provisions of Alcoholic Beverages Article of Maryland of Maryland and the Frederick County Alcoholic Beverages Regulations

Liquor Board Staff

  • Penny Bussard, Liquor Board Coordinator
  • Robert Shrum, Alcoholic Beverages Inspector
  • Robert Lind, Alcoholic Beverages Inspector
  • Ashley Kneessi, Administrative Specialist
  • Dawn Shugars, Administrative Specialist

To reach staff click here.