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New Suppliers - Frequently Asked Questions

How does my organization get setup to distribute alcohol to Montgomery County?

If you are an out of state company, you must first obtain a non-resident dealer permit, Maryland Form 328 - Permit Application, found on the Maryland State Comptroller’s website.

Once this is obtained, or if you’re currently setup in the state of Maryland, please complete and submit a Supplier Registration Form to create a new supplier account in the County system.

Once your account has been created, you will receive a confirmation email with the following items:

  1. New Item Setup Form
  2. Instructions on the Solicitor’s Permit
  3. Link to register on iStore and iSupplier
  4. Assigned Buyer

How do I get my items listed in the County?

Most of the items that are setup in the County are designated as either "Stock" or "Special".

Stock refers to items that are warehoused at the DLC and are forecasted and ordered by the buying team, when inventory is depleted.
Specials are ordered from the supplier on a case by case basis when ordered by restaurants, bars, and retailers.

We recommend getting an item setup in the system as a Special first before seeking placement at the County Retail Stores or placement in the warehouse as a Stock item. The Department (DLC) requires at least one case of product be ordered for an item to be setup as a Special into the system. The DLC chooses which products will become Stock in the warehouse based on annual case movement.

We hold a listing meeting every three months to determine which items will become Stock warehoused products.

New Item Setup Form For Listing Committee

To learn more about the Product Listing process, go to the Product Listing page.

How do I price my items that I would like to list in the County?

Suppliers will need to fill in the price for any product request on the New Item Form. This price is based on the cost to the DLC. There is a separate field for freight charges if applicable. Once the supplier price and freight is submitted to the Department of Liquor Control, the pricing team will apply a variable markup to the product.

Please review the New Pricing Strategy effective May 1st, 2017.

If you have any further questions regarding pricing, please send an email to

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