Liquor Board


12/31/2021-Covid Update

After a long meeting last night by the Board of Health, it was decided that a mask mandate goes into effect as of 5pm today, December 31, 2021. This mask mandate is an attempt to help mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus. The regulation is posted on the Board of Health website, but we have outlined a shorter version below:

  • Mask Mandate effective at 5pm on 12-31-2021.
  • Face covering means FULLY cover a person’s nose and mouth and stays secured.
  • All persons age 5 and older are required to wear a face covering at ALL indoor public spaces, if an individual CANNOT maintain a distance of six feet consistently from others outside of their household.


There have been no limit capacities as of yet, but they will be discussing this at a future meeting.  In addition, the County Executive placed us in a State of Emergency as of 5pm today.


Our inspectors will be providing reminders, but enforcement was left unclear as of last night. If you need further clarifications, please contact the Board of Health at 301-600-1029. We have provided their website below for ease of finding any new information.


In addition, our offices are closed for the holiday. We will make every attempt to answer any emails or phone calls.


Board of Health Website:
Board of Health | Frederick County Health Department, MD (

2022 Legislative Initiatives
On Saturday, December 4, 2021, Administrator, Dawn Shugars, presented the Board's 2022 Legislative packet to the Delegation.  For a summary of the initiatives click HERE.

Census Data Update
On December 4, 2021, Administrator, Dawn Shugars addressed the Census language in State Law with the Frederick County Delegation.  It was brought to the Board's attention that an unintentional error occurred in the language during conversion to the Alcohol Beverages Article. Once the Delegation brings this to the General Assembly later in 2022, and if licenses become available, the Board will announce a fair and transparent process.  The available licenses will be advertised in the Frederick News Post, and the process will be posted to this website.

Frederick County Liquor Board office has moved to 1501 Tilco Drive, Suite C, Frederick, MD 21704.  THE OFFICE IS STILL CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.  If you have an immediate need, please call the office, 301-600-2984.

  1. Hearings 
  2. Delegation Information
  3. Resources


Regular hearings of the Liquor Board are held at 8:30am on the second Monday of each month except on holidays. Click here to join the meeting on your computer or mobile app, or call 667-217-6643 ID# 644 182 371#.  Please see the schedule for 2022 below:

2022 Hearing Dates
January 10July 11
February 14August 8
March 14September 12
April 11October 10
May 9November 14
June 13December 12

Agendas are posted two weeks prior to a hearing and can be found by clicking HERE 

  1. Board of License Commissioners
  2. Board Members
  3. Liquor Board Staff

Mixed Drink Delivery/Carry-Out 
Mixed Drinks may be Delivered/Carried out in the following manner:

  • All containers must be solid and have a solid sealed lid (NO STRAW HOLES).
  • All containers must be wrapped in a cellophane type material around the entire container.
  • All containers must be placed in a bag with a receipt stapled closed.
  • If delivered, all containers must be placed in an area out of reach of the driver also in a bag sealed with receipt and placed in a cooler.
  • All delivered items must also follow the steps above.
  • Must be served with a meal component.

Please make sure that you are following all delivery/alcohol regulations during this time.  We are here to assist or answer any questions you may have during this State of Emergency.  The links below are different types of containers that would meet these suggestions.  If you have any questions please reach out to our staff.

Delivery of Alcohol
Licensees (Class A, B & DBR) who would like to apply for alcohol delivery may do so by: 

Alcohol Beverages Regulations Adopted August 2019
Changes to Rules and Regulations