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.


2023 Transfer Deadline

The Harford County Liquor Control Board hereby gives notice that there will be no applications accepted for new, transfer, change of officers, change o flocation and/or change in license class during the 2023 Renewal period.  All applications to be processed for issuance during February, March, and/or April must be filed with this office on or before January 17, 2023.  This does not include Per Diem Licenses issued to non-profit organizations for fundraising purposed.

All applications received after January 17, 2023, will not be processed until after May 1, 2023.

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


2023 Renewal Processing Information

Renewal packets will be available online beginining February 1, 2023.  AB § 22-1802 of the Annotated Code of Maryland 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, 2023.

Alcoholic beverage licenses do not renewal automattically.  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 dates, fees, and information include:

  • Renewals filed between 2/1/2023 and 3/15/2023 must include a $75 processing fee.
  • Renewals filed betwwen 3/16/2023 and 4/28/2023 are considered late and must inlcude the $75 processing plus a $200 late fee ($275 total).
  • Renewls filed after 4/1/2023 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 4/28/2023, even if your Renewal Fee and License Fee are paid. Licenses will not be released without approval from tax agencies.  You must have a vaild license to make sales.

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

Associated Documents

2023 Proposed Legislation

Notes from the Inspector

Rules & Regulations

New or Transfer License Packet

Supplemental Application Packets

Other Applications & Forms