License Commission (Liquor Board)

Members

Name
Date Appointed
Term Expiration
Thomas Beery
July 1, 2017
June 30, 2021
Maurice D. Dashiell
June 30, 1994
June 30, 2022
Timothy HibbardJuly 1, 2019June 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.

Meetings

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:

Manufacturer’s Licenses

§ 2-202 Class 1 distillery license

§ 2-203 Class 9 limited 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

§ 2-208 Class 6 pub-brewery license, subject to § 27-403 Class 6 pub-brewery license

§ 2-209 Class 7 micro-brewery license

§ 2-210 Class 8 farm brewery license

§ 2-212 Additional Licenses


Wholesaler’s Licenses

§ 2-302 Class 1 beer, wine and liquor wholesaler’s license

§ 2-303 Class 2 wine and liquor wholesaler’s license

§ 2-304 Class 3 beer, wine and liquor wholesaler’s license

§ 2-305 Class 4 beer wholesaler’s license

§ 2-306 Class 5 wine beer wholesaler’s license

§ 2-307 Class 6 limited wine beer wholesaler’s license

§ 2-308 Class 7 limited beer wholesaler’s license

§ 2-308.1 Class 8 Liquor wholesaler’s license

§ 2-311 Additional wholesaler’s licenses

Water Vessel, Railroad, and Aircraft Licenses

§ 2-402 Class E (water vessel) beer, wine, and liquor license

§ 2-404 Class F (railroad) beer and light wine license

§ 2-405 Class F (railroad) beer, wine, and liquor license

§ 2-406 Class G (aircraft) beer, wine, and liquor license


Beer 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

Wine Licenses

§ 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

§ 27-901 Class A beer, wine, and liquor license

§ 27-903 Class B beer, wine, and liquor license

§ 27-904 Class B-D beer, wine, and liquor license

§ 27-905 Class C beer, wine, and liquor license

§ 27-906 Class D beer, wine, and liquor license and Class 9 limited distillery license

Specialty Licenses

§ 27-1001 Beauty salon and barbershop beer and wine license

§ 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.

§ 4-1102 Corkage -- Consuming wine not purchased from license holder on licensed premises

§ 4-1103 Removal of partially consumed bottle of wine from licensed premises

§ 4-1104 Refillable container permit -- Draft beer, subject to § 27-1102 Refillable container permit – Draft Beer

§ 4-1106 Nonrefillable container permit -- Draft beer, subject to § 27-1103 Nonrefillable container permit – Draft Beer


State and Local Caterer’s Licenses

§ 2-501 State caterer’s license

§ 27-1201 Local caterer’s license


Temporary licenses

Temporary (aka per diem) licenses are governed by the Alcoholic Beverages Article Title 4, Subtitle 12 and Title 27, Subtitle 13.


§ 4-1203 Class C per diem beer and Class C per diem beer and wine licenses

§ 4-1204 Class C per diem beer, wine, and liquor license

§ 4-1206 License to dispose of stock

§ 4-1207 Temporary move of licensed premises

§ 4-1209 Wine permit for fund-raising event

§ 27-1304 Beer and wine festival license

§ 27-1305 Wine tasting license

§ 27-1306 Beer, wine, and liquor tasting license