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Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control


Welcome to Education/Community Outreach Office

As a "control jurisdiction" DLC facilitates the alcohol wholesale distribution to over 900 licensed establishments in the county.  Along with the sale and distribution of a controlled substance comes a responsibility to educate and support the establishments served.  The Community Outreach Office consults with and assesses establishments to keep businesses on track.  Helping communities flourish through the promotion of alcohol laws, public awareness and responsible hospitality practices are priorities.


Upcoming State Certified Alcohol Awareness Classes

Someone must always be on premise that has the state certification
for Alcohol Awareness. 
Below are some upcoming state certified classes:

Maryland TIPS

Search for a scheduled TIPS session.  Just fill in MD without any other information

Bring a TIPS Trainer to your property:

Restaurant Association of Maryland Education Foundation
For more information, click here

For more information on training, click here.


2015 Keeping it Safe Calendar



To download a PDF version of the 2015 calendar, click here.


The calendar features important ID checking dates, license renewal dates, regulations, laws, monthly tips for safe service, and programs.


2014 DLC calendar cover


 Join the Business Alliance


The Montgomery County Business Alliance is a public collaboration developed with an understanding that community business participation in solving alcohol related issues is not just an advantage but an essential element to achieving sustainability. Business Alliances meet regularly to arrange Cops in Shops® programs and Alcohol Trainings. Everyone is welcome and participation is free. 


Cops in Shops badgeFor more information on Cops in Shops and Extra Eyes click here, or contact us to receive more information!


Department of Liquor Control, Outreach Office

240-777-1904 or 240-777-1989


Cops in Shops is a registered trademark of The Century Council. 




SafenetAn online Montgomery County resource providing information on youth alcohol issues.  Community members can e-mail related questions and receive updated

alcohol prevention information. 


To sign up to receive the SAFEnet newsletter or to receive e-mail alerts, send an email with the subject line "sign me up" to


Student's Keeping it Safe was launched with the January 2010 issue of SAFEnet.  DLC will recognize each month a student or group who is making a positive impact on the local community.  Have a student or group in mind for the next issue?  Click here for the nomination form.



Call 301-670-SAFE (7233) to request information on hosting under 21 alcohol free events or to report an upcoming under 21 alcohol party, event, or provider.

To report a party in progress, call the non-emergency police line at


Community Outreach Contacts:


Emily DeTitta, Licensure and Outreach Manager

Phone: 240-777-1904


Melissa Romeo, Community Outreach Program Specialist

Phone: 240-777-1989




Act responsibly when consuming alcoholic beverages!

For website comments or to report website problems or broken links, please email us.
This email address does not handle service requests or complaints.

Department of Liquor Control • 201 Edison Park Drive • Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone 240-777-1900 • FAX 240-777-1962 • E-mail