Compliance Check Program:
Along with the sale and distribution of alcohol comes a responsibility to educate and enforce alcohol laws and regulations to ensure safety. Recognizing that alcohol licensed businesses are the first line in defense to reduce the availability
Compliance Check Reports
Four types of compliance checks are conducted:
A Routine Inspection is a state mandated check of each establishment twice a year.
Monthly Inspections are implemented for those with a liquor privelage. Monthly checks for the first year are done to ensure that the sales of food are at a minimum, equal to or above alcohol sales. The 50/50 ratio reports are required to be filed once a month for the first year by the establishment. The inspection will go annually after the 1st year, unless a continuance of monthly reports is mandated from the board.
A Notice Inspection is directive issued by the Board, Division Chief, or an Inspector, which generally results in a 48 hour deadline to comply.
A Final Inspection is a final check of an establishment before issuance of license for new and transferred licenses.
Sales or Service to Minors and Intoxicated Persons:
For more information on Compliance Check Reports, please contact Kathie Durbin, Chief, Division of Licensure, Regulation and Education
Department of Liquor Control • 201 Edison Park Drive • Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone 240-777-1900 • FAX 240-777-1962 • E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org