Liquor Board

NEWS

Frederick County Delegations Annual Legislative Meeting
The Frederick County Delegations Annual Legislative meeting will be held in person, on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at approximately 10:00 a.m. at Winchester Hall located at 12 E Church Street, Frederick, MD   21702. 

Holiday Office Hours

The office will be closed,

  • November 24th and 25th
  • December 23rd and 26th
  • January 2, 2023  

The office will be closed to the public but available by Phone (301-600-2984) and Email (liquorboard@frederickcountymd.gov) on December 27th through December 30, 2022.

Rules of Procedure
The Board adopted the Rules of Procedure on the August 8 Hearing. Click HERE to review the Rules of Procedure. 

Census Information
The Census hearing will be held on August 29,2022. The Agenda has been posted, visit our Agenda link for meeting details. The Board has announced which Class A licenses have become available due to the 2020 Census count.  For more information, click HERE.

Adoption of New Regulations
The Board adopted new rules and regulations that take effect on July 1, 2022. An electronic copy can be found HERE.  During our new Inspection initiative, a hard copy will be delivered to each establishment.

ALCOHOL AWARENESS CHANGES
The Board has adopted a new Alcohol Awareness regulation that requires 50% of ON DUTY employees that are SELLING or SERVING alcohol must complete Alcohol Awareness training.  For example, if you have 7 employees on shift and 3 are working in the kitchen and 4 are selling/serving alcohol, then 2 employees must be Alcohol Awareness Certified.  We understand this process could take time; therefore, the Board is allowing a 6-month phase in period.  For more information see regulation §6.0-Alcohol Awareness Program

NEW ADDRESS
Frederick County Liquor Board office has moved to 1501 Tilco Drive, Suite C, Frederick, MD 21704. If you have an immediate need, please call the office, 301-600-2984.

  1. Hearings 
  2. Delegation Information
  3. Resources

Hearings

Schedule
Regular hearings of the Liquor Board are held at 8:30am on the second Monday of each month except on holidays. Click here to join the meeting on your computer or mobile app, or call 667-217-6643 ID# 644 182 371#.  Please see the schedule for 2022 below:

2022 Hearing Dates
November 14December 12

Regular hearings of the Liquor Board will be held at 8:30am on the second Monday of each month except on holidays.  Click here to join the meeting on your computer or mobile app. or call 667-217-6643 ID# 222 042 890 343#.  Please see the schedule for 2023 below:  

2023 Hearing Dates
January 9
February 13
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11

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

  1. Board of License Commissioners
  2. Board Members
  3. Liquor Board Staff

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: 

Updated:
Alcohol Beverages Regulations Adopted June 13, 2022, effective July 1, 2022

IN PERSON ALCOHOL AWARENESS CLASSES AVAILABLE:

  • Saturday January 14, 2023, at 9:00am
  • Tuesday January 24, 2023, at 5:30pm

Please click HERE to register for a class