Liquor Board

 Frederick County Board of License Commissioners

3/30/2020- Executive Order of 3/30/2020 at this time nothing has changed for establishments.  We are aware there are rumors on social media and we ask you to check this website or your email first.  As information changes and becomes available we will continue to update our website and send out email communications.

3/23/2020 1:00 p.m. - In an attempt to address many concerns with the latest Governor's Executive Order, please see the below OLC and Executive Order.  Below are the answers to questions flooding in to our phone lines right now.

  • Alcoholic Beverages Stores may remain open
  • Restaurants may continue carryout and off premise sales as allowed in previous orders.
  • Class C Clubs, Breweries, and Distilleries will continue with off premise sales as allowed in the previous order
  • Convenience Stores can remain open along with Alcohol Sales
Executive Order of 3/23/2020
OLC Interpretive Guidance (for the above order)
Governor Hogan's Website

 As information changes and becomes available we will continue to update our website and send out email communications.

Thank you for your patience during this uncertain time.

3/19/2020-Governor Hogan announced a series of new actions to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland, including alcohol beverage delivery and carry-out services. Click HERE for a link that outlines the Executive Order.

Governor Hogan's executive order expanding alcohol beverage delivery and carry-out services. (3/19/2020)

After long back and forth discussions with the Comptroller's office and our Board WE are happy to come to the following compromise to our TEMPORARY delivery and carry out of mixed drinks.

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 again 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.  Again if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our staff.

This applies to Class B, Class C Clubs, Breweries and Distilleries.

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Governor Hogan's executive order pertaining to COVID-19.  (3/16/2020)

Delivery of Alcohol
Licensees (Class A, B & DBR) who would like to apply for alcohol delivery may do so by completing the Delivery form (policy is attached to the form) and email it to for approval.  Once approval is received, use the Delivery Customer form for each delivery.

BASED ON FEDERAL, STATE AND COUNTY protocol, the Liquor Board WILL not be holding a public hearing on Monday, March 16, 2020.
Public comment on the following items will be taken via email ( or fax (301-600-3500) through Thursday, March 19, 2020.  The Board will vote separately via emails after the close of comments and applicants will be notified.  Any further questions please email

Frequently Asked Questions

*New Resources*

Updated: Alcohol Beverages Regulations-adopted August 2019.  
Changes to Rules and Regulations


  • Debbie Burrell, Chairman
  • Joan Aquilino, Board Member
  • Vacant, 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

Liquor Board Staff

  • Penny Bussard, Liquor Board Coordinator
  • Robert Shrum, Alcoholic Beverages Inspector
  • Robert Lind, Alcoholic Beverages Inspector
  • Ashley Kneessi, Administrative Specialist
  • Dawn Shugars, Administrative Specialist

To reach staff click here.