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Class of Licenses

 

  Class A Wine License    
  Class A Beer/Wine License    
  Class B Beer/Wine    
  Class B Beer/Wine/Liquor (Catering Privilege Optional)  
  Class B Beer/Wine/Liquor Hotel-Conference Center
  Special Class B Beer/Wine/Liquor Performing Arts Facility  
  Special B-K Beer/Wine Kensington  
  Special B-K Beer/Wine/Liquor Kensington  
  Class C Beer/Wine/Liquor Fraternal/Veteran  
  Class C Beer/Wine/Liquor Country Clubs  
  Class C Beer/Wine/Liquor Consumption  
  Class C Beer/Wine/Liquor Continuing Care
Retirement Community
 
  Class D Beer/Wine On Sale Generally
On/Off Sale
 
  Class H Beer    
  Class H Beer/Wine    
  Class CAT Beer/Wine/Liquor Caterer's  
  Special Theater Beer/Wine    
       
  CLASS A Wine License  
 

Light Wine, Class A, Off-Sale Only, from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. including Sundays.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $100 - OFF-SALE ONLY - DOES NOT REQUIRE BATHROOMS OR SEATING - NO ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION ALLOWED

 

  CLASS A Beer/Wine License  
 

Beer & Light Wine, Class A, Off Sale, from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. including Sundays.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $250 - OFF SALE ONLY - DOES NOT REQUIRE BATHROOMS OR SEATING - NO ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION ALLOWED

 

  CLASS B Beer/Wine  
 

Beer & Light Wine, Class B, On-Sale, Hotels and Restaurants, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. for On Sale. Off-Sale, every day from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $400 - ON AND OFF SALE PRIVILEGES - REQUIRES BATHROOMS FOR BOTH SEXES AND MINIMUM SEATING FOR 30 PATRONS.

 

  CLASS B Beer/Wine/Liquor  
 

Beer, Wine and Liquor, Class B, On-Sale, Hotels and Restaurants, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday sales to 2:00 a.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. No Off-Sale.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $2500 - ON-SALE ONLY - NO ALCOHOL MAY LEAVE THE LICENSED PREMISES (except if a catering privilege is secured) - REQUIRES BATHROOMS FOR BOTH SEXES AND MINIMUM SEATING FOR 30 PATRONS. MUST MEET MINIMUM RATIO REQUIREMENT OF 50% FOOD TO 50% ALCOHOL. REQUIRED TO FILE RATIO REPORTS FOR THE FIRST 12 MONTHS OF OPERATION.

Beer, Wine and Liquor, Class B (H-M), On-Sale, Hotels and Motels, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday sales to 2:00 a.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. No Off-Sale.

Beer, Wine, and Liquor, Class B, On-Sale, Hotel-Conference Center, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday sales to 2:00 a.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.  No Off-Sale

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $2,500 - IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, A CLASS B, BWL, HOTEL/MOTEL LICENSE REQUIRES 3 FLOORS, AN ELEVATOR, 100 ROOMS, DINING ROOM WITH SEATING FOR 125, AND KITCHEN FACILITIES.

 

  SPECIAL CLASS B Beer/Wine/Liquor Performing Arts Facility  
 

Beer, Wine and Liquor, Class B, Performing Arts, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Monday through Sunday.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $1,000 - ON-SALE ONLY - FOR USE BY A NOT-FOR-PROFIT PARTNERSHIP, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, CORPORATION, OR OTHER ENTITY THAT LEASES THE PERFORMING ARTS FACILITY TO HOST ARTISTIC, CORPORATE, AND COMMUNITY-RELATED ACTIVITIES. THE PERFORMING ARTS FACILITY MUST HAVE: (1) A MINIMUM CAPITAL INVESTMENT, NOT INCLUDING REAL PROPERTY, OF $1,000,000; (2) A MINIMUM CAPACITY OF 2,000 PERSONS; AND (3) A FOOD SERVICE FACILITY PERMIT AND 30 SEATS IN A FOOD SERVICE AREA.

 

  SPECIAL B-K Beer/Wine Kensington  
 

Beer and Light Wine, Class B-K, On-Sale, Restaurants, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.; Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. No Off Sale.  NOTE: May not serve alcoholic beverages after 11:00 p.m. if located in certain commercial areas.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $400 – ON-SALE ONLY - REQUIRES BATHROOMS FOR BOTH SEXES AND MINIMUM SEATING FOR 40 PATRONS. MUST MEET MINIMUM RATIO REQUIREMENT OF 50% FOOD TO 50% ALCOHOL. THE FOOD RATIO PERCENTAGE CANNOT INCLUDE CARRYOUT FOOD. REQUIRED TO FILE RATIO REPORTS FOR THE FIRST 12 MONTHS OF OPERATION.

 

  SPECIAL B-K Beer/Wine/Liquor Kensington  
 

 

 

Beer, Wine and Liquor, Class B-K, On-Sale, Restaurants, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday sales to 2:00 a.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. No Off-Sale.  NOTE: May not serve alcoholic beverages after 11:00 p.m. if located in certain commercial areas.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $2,500 - MUST BE LOCATED WITHIN CERTAIN SPECIFIC AREAS OF THE TOWN OF KENSINGTON, MARYLAND. NO ALCOHOL MAY LEAVE THE LICENSED PREMISES - REQUIRES BATHROOMS FOR BOTH SEXES AND MINIMUM SEATING FOR 30 PATRONS. MUST MEET MINIMUM RATIO REQUIREMENT OF 50% FOOD TO 50% ALCOHOL. THE FOOD RATIO PERCENTAGE CANNOT INCLUDE CARRYOUT FOOD. REQUIRED TO FILE RATIO REPORTS FOR THE FIRST 12 MONTHS OF OPERATION.

 

  CLASS C Beer/Wine/Liquor Fraternal/Veteran  
 

Beer, Wine and Liquor, Class C, Clubs, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. No Off-Sale.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $1000 - ON-SALE ONLY - NO ALCOHOL MAY LEAVE THE LICENSED PREMISES - ISSUED TO ELEEMOSYNARY GROUPS HAVING A NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND AT LEAST 200 LOCAL MEMBERS WHO PAY ANNUAL DUES - FOR USE BY MEMBERS AND BONA FIDE GUESTS - NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC - BATHROOMS FOR BOTH SEXES REQUIRED - NO MINIMUM SEATING REQUIRED.

 

  CLASS C Beer/Wine/Liquor Country Clubs  
 

Beer, Wine and Liquor, Class C. Country Clubs, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. No Off-Sale.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $2000 - ON-SALE ONLY - NO ALCOHOL MAY LEAVE THE LICENSED PREMISES - ISSUED TO COUNTRY CLUB HAVING A 9 OR 18-HOLE GOLF COURSE (OR SWIMMING/TENNIS IN LIEU THEREOF); 100 OR MORE MEMBERS PAYING ANNUAL MINIMUM DUES OF $50.

 

  CLASS C Beer/Wine/Liquor Consumption  
 

Beer & Light Wine, Class C, Clubs, On-Sale Only, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 midnight. Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12 midnight. No Off-Sale.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $300 - THERE ARE ONLY 2 CONSUMPTION LICENSES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY (DAMASCUS/CABIN JOHN) - THESE ARE BOTH FRATERNAL/VETERAN ORGANIZATIONS. SALES OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE PROHIBITED. LIMITED TO CONSUMPTION ON THE LICENSED PREMISES ONLY.

 

  CLASS C Beer/Wine/Liquor

Continuing Care
Retirement Community

 
 

Beer, Wine, & Liquor, Class C, Continuing Care Retirement Community, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. - No Off Sale.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $500 - IS ISSUED TO A CLUB THAT: (1) IS COMPOSED OF RESIDENTS OF A CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY THAT HAS OBTAINED A CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGING UNDER ARTICLE 70B, SECTION 11 OF THE MARYLAND CODE; (2) HAS AT LEAST 50 BONA FIDE MEMBERS; AND (3) HAS ANNUAL DUES THAT AVERAGE AT LEAST $5 PER MEMBER.

 

  CLASS D Beer/Wine On Sale Generally
On/Off Sale
 
 

Beer & Light Wine, Class D, On-Sale Generally,, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. for On-Sale. Off-sale, every day from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $400 - ON AND OFF-SALE PRIVILEGES - REQUIRES BATHROOMS FOR BOTH SEXES, NO MINIMUM SEATING REQUIREMENTS.

 

  CLASS H Beer  
 

Beer, Class H, Hotels and Restaurants, On-Sale Only, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. No Off Sale.


ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $400 - ON-SALE ONLY - REQUIRES BATHROOMS FOR BOTH SEXES AND MINIMUM SEATING FOR 30 PATRONS.

 

  CLASS H Beer/Wine  
 

Beer & Light Wine, Class H, Hotels and Restaurants, On-Sale Only, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. No Off-Sale.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $400 - ON-SALE ONLY - REQUIRES BATHROOMS FOR BOTH SEXES AND MINIMUM SEATING FOR 30 PATRONS.

 

  CLASS CAT Beer/Wine/Liquor Caterer's  
 


ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $1250 - LICENSE ISSUED TO CATERING COMPANIES LOCATED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY - PERMITS THE CATERING OF ALCOHOL FOR EVENTS HELD IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. THE CATERER MUST HAVE A SIGNED CONTRACT FOR THE SALE OF FOOD AND ALCOHOL, AND MUST BE PRESENT AT THE CATERED EVENT TO SERVE THE FOOD AND ALCOHOL.

 

  SPECIAL THEATER Beer/Wine    
 

Beer & Light Wine, Special Theater, On-Sale Only, Alcoholic beverage sales permitted when snacks are served, one hour before and after a performance, and receptions before and after a performance.

ANNUAL LICENSE FEE: $100 - ON-SALE ONLY - ISSUED TO A PERFORMING ARTS THEATER, OR A MOVIE THEATER OPERATED BY A BONA-FIDE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.

 

         

 

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