Special "One-Day" Licenses (Per Diem)

The Board has introduced new regulations that will affect the Special Per-Diem (One-Day) licenses and Promoters Permits. We are here to be a partner in transitioning through this change.

The first significant change that will impact these licenses is the Alcohol Awareness requirements for Special One-Day licenses and Promoters Permits. There will need to be 100% of the staff/volunteers who are selling or in the service of alcohol be Alcohol Awareness certified. 

 Example – If you have 15 volunteers working an event, 1 checking tickets at the door, 5 cooking, 5 serving food, 2 working at the ‘bar’ area, 2 selling raffle chances, ONLY the 2 selling drinks at the bar area will need to be certified. 

We understand that this change may be difficult to achieve in a limited time. Please contact the office if you have concerns that you will not be able to meet the 100% requirement.

 If you or your employees need training, classes are held regularly:

  1. At our Tilco office. Register online for a class.  The fee for the class is $40.
  2. Offsite Trainings are also available. THESE ARE NOT ALWAYS PUBLISHED ON OUR WEBSITE. If you need a CUSTOM class to accommodate at least 10 people, please reach out by email LiquorBoard@FrederickCountyMD.gov or call 301-600-2984 during business hours (7:30am-3:30pm)

**PLEASE NOTE**ONLINE Alcohol Awareness training classes are NOT recognized in the State of Maryland IF THE EXAM IS NOT PROCTORED IN PERSON with a certified trainer**

Secondly, Administrative Fees have gone into effect as of January 1, 2023. These Administrative Fees will apply once per complete application apply to BOTH Per-Diem Licenses and Promoters Permits, and are as follows:

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.

 *Please note that Organizations that request several events per year will be assessed one (1) Administrative Fee if all events are requested in the “Multi-Event” section of a single application. Any changes or additions to the original application may be assessed additional Administrative Fees.

 Lastly, the Late Fee breakdown has changed, the later the application is submitted the higher the late fee- Applications shall be submitted a minimum of two (2) weeks prior to the event. An application filed within thirteen (13) to six (6) days of the event will be processed at the discretion of the Board Director subject to staffing availability and will be subject to a late fee of $50. Applications submitted within five (5) days of the event will be processed at the discretion of the Board Director subject to staffing availability and will be subject to a late fee of $100.

 Our team is available to discuss the options, the challenges, or whatever concerns that will create an impact to the event with this change. If you have any questions about the changes specified above or feel that you cannot meet these requirements, please contact Liquor Board staff.

Non-Profit Fees 
Beer Only $10 per day
Beer & Wine (Wine is up to 22% alcoholic content) $10 per day
Beer, Wine & Liquor $30 per day

Promoter's Licenses
$50/day for events expecting fewer than 500 individuals
$250/day for events expecting 501-1,000 individuals
$600/day for events expecting 1,000-3,000 individuals
$1,000/day for events expecting more than 3,000 individuals

*Please contact staff for a promoter's application*
**Special Event and Anniversary Bottles are permitted, however you must contact staff for further details.