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.


Important Information Regarding 2019 - 2020 Renewal Deadlines

The Harford County Liquor Control Board ("Board") hereby gives notice that there will no applications accepted for new, transfer, change of officers, change in location, and/or change in license class during the renewal period.  All applications to be processed for issuance during February and March must be filed with the Board office on or before January 15, 2019.  This does not include Per Diem (One Day) Licenses issued to non-profit organizations for fundraising purposes.

All Applications received after January 15, 2019, will be processed after May 1, 2019.  Other pertinent renewal deadlines, fees, etc., are as follows:

  • Renewals filed between March 2, 2019 and March 15, 2019:    $75.00 Processing Fee
  • Renewals filed between March 16, 2019 and April 30, 2019:    $275.00 Total Fees ($75.00 PLUS $200.00 Late Fee)
  • Tax Clearances must be received by April 30, 2019, even if your Renewal Fee & License Fee are paid.  Licenses will not be released without approval from tax agencies.  You must have a valid license to make sales.

Renewal packets will available ONLINE begining February 1, 2019.*  Alcoholic beverage licenses do not renew automatically.  You must file your renewal paperwork with the Board office; and pay for and pick up your license in order for it to remain viable.

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.

* Paper renewal packets will be provided by request only.  Please contact the Board office by phone at 410-638-3028; or via email at for further information.