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 available on this website (under Associated Documents on the License Applications tab).
  • By Mail:  Request an application packet be mailed to you by calling the Board Office at 410-638-3028.


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


2022 Transfer Deadline & Renewal Processing

The Harford County Liquor Control Board hereby gives notice that there will be no applications accepted for new, transfer, change of officers, change of location and/or change in license class during the 2022 Renewal period.  All applications to be processed for issuance during February, March, and April must be filed with this office on or before January 17, 2022.  This does not include Per Diem Licenses issued to non-profit organizations for fundraising purposes.

All applications received after January 17, 2022, will not be processed until after May 2, 2022.

Renewal packets will be available ONLINE beginning February 1, 2022.*  AB § 22-1801 of the Annotated Code of Marylnd states that "An application to renew an annual license shall be filed between FEBRUARY 1 and APRIL 1, inclusive."  Therefore, renewal applications will not be accepted prior to February 1, 2022.

Alcoholic beverage licenses do not renewal automatically.  You must file your renewal paperwork with the Board office, pay for, and pick up your license in order for it to remain viable.

Other pertinent Renewal deadlines, fees, etc., are:

  • Renewals filed between February 1, 2022 and March 15, 2022 will be assessed a $75.00 processing fee.
  • Renewals filed between March 16, 2022 and April 29, 2022 will be considered Late, and will be assessed a $75.00 processing fee PLUS a $200.00 late fee.  Renewals filed after April 1st will be held and considered by the Board for up to 30 days prior to issuance.
  • Tax Clearances from the State (Comptroller's Office) and Harford County (Revenue Collections) must be received by April 29, 2022, even if your Renewal Fee and License Fee are paid.  Licenses will not be released without approval from tax agencies. You must have a valid license to make sales.

* Paper Renewal Packets may picked up at the Board Office on or after February 1, 2022.

Associated Documents

Job Posting Documents

Notes from the Inspector

Rules & Regulations

New or Transfer License Packet

Supplemental Application Packets

Other Applications & Forms