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Regulation Office

Alcohol Beverage Enforcement

The alcohol beverage enforcement program includes inspections and/or surveillance investigations of licensed facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable state and county laws, rules, and regulations. There are approximately 900 licensed facilities.
This program regulates and services the licensees, employees, as well as residents and visitors to Montgomery County.
Alcohol/Tobacco Enforcement Specialists cite violators of alcoholic beverage laws and testify before the Board at show cause hearings.
This program conducts hotel/motel surveillance to discourage room service and off-premise delivery to minors. Keg registration enforcement is also conducted.

Tobacco Enforcement

The tobacco enforcement program includes surveillance investigations of the approximately 800 Maryland State Retail Cigarette licensed facilities located in Montgomery County to ensure compliance with Montgomery County's Distribution of Tobacco Products to Minors law, and the tobacco product placement law.
Board Alcohol/Tobacco Enforcement Specialists issue civil citations to retail cigarette license holders and their clerks for tobacco distribution and/or display violations.
Board Alcohol/Tobacco Enforcement Specialists must also appear and testify in District Court regarding the tobacco civil citations issued.

Regulation Contacts

Ron Price
Compliance Manager


Dan Adams
Area: Bethesda/Chevy Chase/Potomac

Missi Johns, Case Manager/Pre-Licensing/Transfer
Area: Montgomery County At Large

Rob Moroney
Area: Rockville

Guy Poirier
Area: Germantown/East Silver Spring

M. Lee Williams
Area: Germantown/Gaithersburg

Act responsibly when consuming alcoholic beverages!
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