Licensure Office

The annual alcohol License renewal period is here.
To maximize social distancing, license renewal will be conducted virtually.

April 19 – applications emailed to licensees
April 26 – first day to submit application
June 18 – last day to submit application
July 6 – first day to pay for and receive license
July 23 – last day to pay for and receive license


The Licensure Office processes alcoholic beverage license applications (new, transfer, one-day, renewals) in compliance with Article 2B of Maryland state law and the Rules and Regulations of the Board of License Commissioners (Board).

Licensure staff assist applicants throughout the application process from initial inquiry through license issuance and beyond, and provides staff support to the Board.
The Licensure Office is also involved in issuing violation letters, collecting fines, and scheduling show-cause hearings before the Board.

How to Apply for an Annual License
Application Form
MALA, Maryland Alcohol Licensing Association
MALA Member Survey

Office Contact Information

Hours 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
240-777-1999
240-777-1991 (fax)
ABSLicensing@montgomerycountymd.gov