Liquor Board

Frederick County Board of License Commissioners

We had a successful Alcohol Forum on July 17, 2017 you can watch the full meeting here

Sunday Hours Change effective July 1, 2017-Establishments can start serving at 10 am by notifying our office with a change of hours. 

Food/Alcohol Ratio-Change effective July 1, 2017 updated forms are available on the website and must be submitted to the office by July 15, 2017.  Contact the office with any questions regarding this change.

*New Resources*

Responsible Alcohol Sales Policy (On-Premises)

Responsible Alcohol Sales Policy (Off-Premises)

License Establishment Checklist

2018 Renewals Requirements-Certificate of Status/Non-Profit Status

2018 Renewals: Regarding Corporations, LLC's and Partnerships

Legislative Summary Sheet for 2018 Session

Updated: Alcohol Beverages Regulations-adopted February 2017.  

Liquor Board


  • Jesse Pippy, Chairman
  • Debbie Burrell, Board Member
  • Rick Stup, 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

View the Alcoholic Beverages Article of Maryland. After reviewing the "Terms and Conditions", press "I agree" and then select " Alcoholic Beverages".

Liquor Board Staff


  • Kathy Vahle, Administrator
  • Robert Shrum, Alcoholic Beverages Inspector
  • Robert Lind, Alcoholic Beverages Inspector
  • Ashley Sklarew, Administrative Specialist
  • Penny Bussard, Administrative Specialist
  • Dawn Shugars, p/t Administrative Specialist

To reach staff click here.