Special (One-Day) Licenses for Non-Profit Organizations & Frederick County For-Profit Business
Special Licenses are issued to Non-Profit Organizations, Clubs and Frederick County For-Profit business for specific occasions or events, not to exceed a consecutive seven day duration. All Special Licenses are Class C, On Sale ONLY, for consumption on the premises only. To begin the process download and save the application below. When complete, print the application, obtain signatures and submit it to the Liquor Board office at least two weeks prior to the event to avoid late fees. Forms can be submitted in person or by email to LiquorBoard@FrederickCountyMD.gov. Instructions and a Diagram checklist are also listed below to assist you with the application.
Frederick County Liquor Board offers three different types of licenses. The types and prices are listed below: Non-Profit FeesBeer Only $10 per day Beer & Wine (Wine is up to 22% alcoholic content) $10 per day Beer, Wine & Liquor $30 per day
Frederick County For-Profit Business
All types are $50/day.
A license IS required when alcoholic beverages are sold, This includes, but is not limited to,
A cash bar
Included in the price of a ticket or entry fee (set fee or donation)
For purchase of a ticket or token to exchange for an alcoholic beverage
An event where everything is free, but a donation of any amount is required.
A license is NOT required for,
An event that is BYOB
Wedding reception or an open house, or some type of event where the host is providing all the alcoholic beverages, and no fee of any type is charged to attend
If the details of your event are not exactly as presented in this information, please click here to send an email with the event information so that we may be able to advise you if a license is required.
On October 18, 2018, Debbie Burrell, Chair of Frederick County Liquor Board, presented a slide show about Liquor Laws and Non-Profits to the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. The information in the slide show not only covers liquor laws but the process to obtain a One-Day Special License. You can view the slide show by clicking here.