New Carding Policy, Effective July 1, 2017

To Our Valued Customers

As you may already be aware, effective July 1, we will be instituting a new ID verification policy for our Montgomery County operated liquor stores, requiring customers to present a valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages. Acceptable IDs are noted below.

Our employees will have discretion, not to require an ID, from those customers that obviously meet the age requirements. This policy is adopted to assure and assist proper compliance with Maryland law, prohibiting sale of alcoholic beverages to people under 21 years of age.

It is not our intent to inconvenience our customers unnecessarily, but rather assure that the age requirement is met, without inadvertently applying potentially subjective or perceived discrimination practices at checkout.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Robert M. Dorfman
Director, Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services

The following ID is acceptable for proof of age, according to state of MD guidelines:

  • State driver’s license with picture
  • Military identification
  • Passport
  • Immigration card
  • State MVA ID card