License Commission (Liquor Board)
|Name||Date Appointed||Term Expiration|
|Thomas Beery||July 1, 2017||June 30, 2021|
|Maurice D. Dashiell||June 30, 1994||June 30, 2022|
|Timothy Hibbard||July 1, 2019||June 30, 2023|
|Joyce Jones||July 1, 2017||June 30, 2021|
|John McQueeney||July 1, 2012||June 30, 2020|
About the Board
The Liquor Control Board held its first meeting in Queen Anne’s County on June 1, 1953 and is regulated by the Alcoholic Beverages Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board is responsible for reviewing alcoholic beverage license applications, issuing licenses, license renewals, enforcement of laws, and printing, publishing and updating alcoholic beverage regulations.
The License Commission meets the 1st Tuesday of every month in the conference room at the County Office Building at 110 Vincit Street, Centreville, Maryland 21617. For Info call: 410-758-1255.
Alcoholic Beverages Laws/Regulations
Queen Anne’s County is regulated by the General Provisions (Titles 1-6) and the Local Provisions (Title 27) of the Alcoholic Beverages Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
The Alcoholic Beverages Article can be accessed via the following link: Maryland Annotated Code, Alcoholic Beverages After reviewing the Terms & Conditions, click the “I agree” button, then select Alcoholic Beverages.
State-level provisions can be found under:
- Division I. General Provisions Affecting Multiple Jurisdictions
Local provisions for Queen Anne’s County can be found under:
- Division II
- Title 27. Queen Anne’s County
Comptroller of Maryland, Field Enforcement Division
The Comptroller's Office is responsible for enforcing, among other things, the State's trade practice regulations and revenue laws relating to alcoholic beverages. The Field Enforcement Division website can be accessed at the following link: Maryland Comptroller
A link to the Alcoholic Beverages Regulations under COMAR are found under Title 03.02.01 and can be accessed via this link: COMAR Title 03.02.01
The Comptroller’s Office has a page of frequently asked questions about alcohol that can be accessed via this link: Industry FAQs About Alcohol
Maryland Alcohol Licensing Ass’n.
The Maryland Alcohol Licensing Association is an organization comprised of Liquor Board members, Administrators, Alcohol Inspectors, Alcohol Enforcement Officers, Officials from the Office of the State Comptroller, and Attorneys for Licensing Boards who are dedicated to the training and education of Maryland citizens, business owners, and visitors in the various statewide and county laws, as they relate to alcoholic beverages in the state of Maryland. The Association’s webpage can be accessed via this link: MALA
State permits and licenses
Laws regarding Maryland State alcohol permits are found in the Alcoholic Beverages Article, Title 2, Subtitle 1, Parts I-VII.
State and Local Licenses Applicable to Queen Anne’s County
The types of local licenses available for Queen Anne’s County are listed in the Maryland Code, Alcoholic Beverages Article under Title 2, Subtitles 2-5 and Title 27, Subtitles 4-13. They are as follows:
§ 2-202 Class 1 distillery license
§ 2-204 Class 2 rectifying license
§ 2-205 Class 3 winery license
§ 2-206 Class 4 limited winery license
§ 2-207 Class 5 brewery license
§ 2-209 Class 7 micro-brewery license
§ 2-210 Class 8 farm brewery license
§ 2-212 Additional Licenses
§ 2-308.1 Class 8 Liquor wholesaler’s license
§ 2-311 Additional wholesaler’s licenses
Water Vessel, Railroad, and Aircraft Licenses
§ 27-601 Class A beer license
§ 27-602 Class B beer license
§ 27-603 Class C beer license
§ 27-604 Class D beer license
§ 27-701 Class A wine license
Beer and Wine Licenses
§ 27-802 Class A beer and wine license
§ 27-803 Class B beer and wine license
§ 27-805 Class D beer and wine license
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Licenses
§ 27-1001.1 Conference center license
Additional Licensing Privileges
There are some additional license privileges available to certain licensees as well. Those additional privileges are described in the Maryland Code, Alcoholic Beverages Article under Title 4, Subtitle 11 and Title 27, Subtitles 1101.
State and Local Caterer’s Licenses
§ 2-501 State caterer’s license
§ 27-1201 Local caterer’s license
Temporary (aka per diem) licenses are governed by the Alcoholic Beverages Article Title 4, Subtitle 12 and Title 27, Subtitle 13.
§ 4-1206 License to dispose of stock
§ 4-1207 Temporary move of licensed premises
§ 27-1304 Beer and wine festival license
§ 27-1305 Wine tasting license
§ 27-1306 Beer, wine, and liquor tasting license