Liquor Board

NEWS

6th Annual Alcohol Forum
The Board of Licensed Commissioners (Liquor Board) for Frederick County hosted the 6th Annual Public Alcohol Forum, virtually, on Friday October 15 at 8:30am. The forum is designed to take input and solicit ideas for the 2022 Legislative Session. As you know Frederick County Liquor Board works with over 700 licensed Restaurants, Breweries, Distilleries, clubs, retail establishments and special events. 

This was a great opportunity to share ideas and general concerns about the current alcohol laws, new laws or any proposed legislation that could impact the Liquor Board and Licensees. The Frederick County Delegation was present for this forum. 

You can watch and listen to the forum by clicking HERE.

There is still time...
If you could not attend the forum, there is still time to share your ideas and input, simply send an an email to LiquorBoard@FrederickCountyMD.gov with your suggestions and your reason why.

Census Data Update
As of September 22, 2021, the Frederick County Liquor Board is still waiting for the final U.S. Census Bureau report as the state of Maryland needs to certify the final population count. Due to the redistricting information, this could impact the final population numbers.  Once this is complete and if licenses become available, the Board will announce both in the Frederick News Post and this website regarding a fair and transparent process. 

Census Data Release
On August 12th, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2020 Census data for the nation. Go to the data for Maryland. While this data will be used for redistricting, Maryland law requires it to be adjusted to have incarcerated individuals reallocated to their last known address. This is required at the local and municipal level as well as the congressional and state level. Preliminary work has been done to comply with this requirement and completion of this task is expected by the first week of September.  Once this is complete and if licenses become available, the Board will announce both in the Frederick News Post and this website regarding a fair and transparent process.

Staffing & Location Change

Frederick County Liquor Board Announces Staffing & Location Changes.  Click HERE for the full news release.

  1. Hearings 
  2. Delegation Information
  3. Resources
  4. Scam Alert

Hearings

Schedule
Regular hearings of the Liquor Board are held at 8:30am on the second Monday of each month except on holidays.  Please see the schedule for 2021 below:


October 4

Join on your computer or mobile app 

Click here to join the meeting 

or call in 1-667-217-6643 ID#333612128

November 8

Join on your computer or mobile app 

Click here to join the meeting 

or call in 1-667-217-6643 ID# 559628101

December 13

Join on your computer or mobile app 

Click here to join the meeting 
or call in 1-667-217-6643 ID#858229408

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

9/15/2020- TEMPORARY COVID POLICY PASSED by Board at public hearing.

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 August 2019
Changes to Rules and Regulations