Alcoholic Beverage License Applications

Obtaining a License to Sell Alcohol

For information regarding the process to apply for an alcoholic beverage license in Harford County, please review the  How to Apply  brochure available on this website. 

Please note that the process takes approximately eight (8) weeks from the time an application packet (complete and in order) is filed with the Board Office.

Application packets may be obtained as follows:

  • Online:  Fillable forms are now available on this website.
  • Pick Up:  Application packets are available at the Board office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Closed on County Holidays).
  • By Mail:  Request an application packet be mailed to you by calling the Board Office at 410-638-3028.


2019 - 2020 Renewal Application and Information

The Renewal Application packet for the 2019-2020 Licensing Year is now available.  License holders must use the form for 2019-2020; older versions will not be accepted.  This application is in a fillable .pdf format; however, original signatures are required for all applicants (notary required) and property owners (notary not required).  The Consent Statement of the Property Owner (page 8)  has changed, so please read this section carefully.

Completed applications must be filed by March 15, 2019, with a $75.00 processing fee.  Applications filed after March 15, 2019, will be charged an additional $200.00 late fee ($275.00 total).  Please file applications early to avoid the late fee.

PLEASE NOTE:  AB Section 4-404 of the Annotated Code of Maryland states that "An application to renew an annual license shall be filed between MARCH 2 and April 1, inclusive."  Therefore, renewal applications will not be accepted in the Board office prior to March 2, 2019.

Please remember that alcoholic beverage licenses do not renew automatically. License holders must file renewal paperwork with the Board Office; and pay for and pick up their licenses in order for the license to remain viable after April 30, 2019.  State law requires the 2019-2020 Alcoholic Beverage License to be posted at the licensed facility upon opening for business on May 1, 2019.

Please contact the Board office at 410-638-3028 with any questions.




Associated Documents

Renewal Application

Rules & Regulations

New or Transfer License Packet

Supplemental Application Packets

Other Applications & Forms