Liquor Board


As a result of the state’s rapid pace of COVID-19 vaccinations and subsequent declines in key health metrics, Governor Larry Hogan announced yesterday, the lifting of ALL CAPACITY restrictions on outdoor entertainment, art, and sports venues (including ticketed events) and indoor entertainment venues and conventions, and all remaining restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining, as of Saturday, May 15.   However, the indoor mask mandate is still in effect.

County Executive Jan Gardner held a public information briefing today where she stated Frederick County will align with the Governor’s orders.

  • face coverings are still required inside all stores, offices, and public buildings.  
  • Restaurants are still advised (not required) to keep tables 6 feet apart for indoor dining.
  • Business are advised to continue to maintain distance between people inside their establishments.  

 The Frederick County Board of Health’s order, concerning gatherings remains in place. 

  • A responsible party is to be designated for all gatherings of 100 or more people.  
  • This is not a restriction on the event itself, its just a requirement to let Health Department know who is responsible. 
  • The designated party must be registered with the Health Department 1 week prior to the event.

Executive Gardner held a public information briefing this morning regarding Governor Hogan’s latest revision to lifting restrictions on outdoor seating and face coverings. We will interpret the expectations in the bullet points below:

This applies to OUTDOOR ONLY:

    • NO restriction on seating capacity.
    • NO mask required except for large ticketed venues.
    • NO limit on amount of patrons seated at tables.
    • NO limit on spacing between tables.
    • NO restriction on standing or congregating 


Executive Gardner is aligning with Governor Hogan’s latest order.  Both STRONGLY encourage mask wearing where social distancing cannot occur.

  1. Hearings 
  2. Delegation Information
  3. Resources
  4. Scam Alert


Regular hearings of the Liquor Board are held at 8:30am on the second Monday of each month except on holidays.  Please see the schedule for 2021 below:

February 8August 9
March 8September 13
April 12October 4
May 10November 8
June 14December 13
July 12

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

To watch our hearing via Facebook login at the following link:

 You may also dial-in and listen or give live public comment:

  • Dial 1-855-925-2801
  • Enter Code: 9813
  • Press: * for meeting options
    • Press 1 to listen to the meeting
    • Press 2 to record a comment
    • Press 3 to be placed in a muted queue to speak during the meeting
  • You must state your name and address at the beginning of your phone call, message or voicemail for your message or voicemail to be presented during the meeting.  Please do not say your phone number as this will be made public.  
  1. Board of License Commissioners
  2. Board Members
  3. Liquor Board Staff

9/15/2020- TEMPORARY COVID POLICY PASSED by Board at public hearing.

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