Liquor Board

NEWS

Office Hours
The Liquor Board Office is open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Doors remained locked during business hours. For entry, please ring the bell or call the main phone number at 301-600-2984.
No Walk-Ins will be taken after 3:00 p.m. 

February 27, 2023, Hearing at 8:30 a.m.
The Board will hold a public hearing for 6 sales to minors violation cases. Click here to join the meeting on your computer or mobile app.  Or call 1-667-217-6643 ID#213704630#

Regulation Updates
The Board is now taking public input for regulation changes and plans to vote on changes during the February 13, 2023, hearing. Click here for more information and a list of changes.

Rules of Procedure
The Board will be voting on amendments to the Rules of Procedure at the February 13, 2023, hearing.  Amendments are highlighted in yellow.

Special "One-Day" License-Administrative Fees & Alcohol Awareness
Administrative Fees for Special "One-Day" Licenses effective as of January 1, 2023. Fees will be assessed once per application based on expecting attendees. 
a. $25 fewer than 500 attendees
b. $75 500 to 1,000 attendees
c. $150 1,001 to 3,000 attendees
d. $500 3,001 or more attendees
The Board reserves the right to assess additional administrative fees for events expecting 5,000 or more attendees.

Alcohol Awareness for Special "One-Day" Licenses effective as of January 1, 2023. Each Licensed event shall have all employees/volunteers serving or selling alcohol complete an Alcohol Awareness training program.  The certified person(s) must be on the premises at all times the event is serving or selling alcoholic beverages.  An up-to-date valid certificate shall be kept on site and presented to proper authority upon request.

ALCOHOL AWARENESS CHANGES
The Board has adopted a new Alcohol Awareness regulation that requires 50% of ON DUTY employees that are SELLING or SERVING alcohol must complete Alcohol Awareness training.  For example, if you have 7 employees on shift and 3 are working in the kitchen and 4 are selling/serving alcohol, then 2 employees must be Alcohol Awareness Certified.  We understand this process could take time; therefore, the Board is allowing a 6-month phase in period.  For more information see regulation §6.0-Alcohol Awareness Program

NEW ADDRESS
Frederick County Liquor Board office has moved to 1501 Tilco Drive, Suite C, Frederick, MD 21704. If you have an immediate need, please call the office, 301-600-2984.

  1. Hearings 
  2. Delegation Information
  3. Resources

Hearings

Schedule
Regular hearings of the Liquor Board will be 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# 222 042 890 343#.  Please see the schedule for 2023 below:  

2023 Hearing Dates
January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11

Agenda
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

Updated:
Alcohol Beverages Regulations Adopted June 13, 2022, effective July 1, 2022

IN PERSON ALCOHOL AWARENESS CLASSES AVAILABLE:

  • Tuesday March 21, 2023, at 5:30pm
  • Saturday April 1, 2023, at 9:00am
  • Tuesday April 18, 2023, at 5:30pm

Please click HERE to register for a class.