Harford County Liquor Control Board

It is the policy of the State of Maryland that it is necessary to regulate and control the storage, sale and distribution of alcohol beverages. Maryland State Law, as written in the Alcoholic Beverages (AB) Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, empowers local boards of license commissioners and inspectors to administer and enforce the provisions of these alcohol laws. The restrictions, regulations, provisions, and penalties contained in these laws are for the protection, health, welfare and safety of the people of Harford County and this State; and are carried out in Harford County by the Harford County Liquor Control Board.


Board Office Reopens to the Public

The Board office will reopen to the public effective Monday, March 1, 2021, with safety procedures in place to protect vistors and Board staff. 

  • All visitors will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing.
  • The drop box located to the right of the front door will still be available.  Please continue to make use of the drop box as much as possible.
  • Vistors with other business are strongly encouraged to make an appointment before arriving in person.  Contact the Board office at 410-638-3028 to do so.
  • Board meetings will continue to be held virtually until further notice.



All alcoholic beverages that are sold in the State of Maryland, including Harford County, must be sold by person(s) who hold an alcoholic beverage license. There are numerous types of alcoholic beverage licenses, ranging from per diem (one day) licenses to licenses for the sale of alcohol (both on and off premises) 7 days a week/365 days a year. Licenses are issued to clubs, restaurants, taverns, liquor stores, hotels, caterers and stadiums. Fees for licenses range from $15 to $10,000 per year.


2021-2022 Renewal Documents

The 2021-2011 Renewal Application Packet and Renewal Protest Form are now availabe on this website.  Please see other pertinent Renewal information by clicking on the License Applications tab.