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 Renewal Processing Information

The 2023-2024 Renewal Application packet is now available (click here to download).

You must use the form for 2023-2024; older versions will not be accepted.  This application is in a fillable .pdf format; however, original signatures are requiredd for all applicants (notary required) and property owners (notary not required).

Completed applications may be filed at the Board office, loacted at 16 N. Main Street in Bel Air, Maryland. 

Paper copies of the application packet are available at the Board office.


  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • You may pay or Annuial License fee (by separate check) at the time the Renewal Application is submitted; however, you are responsible for picking your license up from the Board Office during License Pick Up.
  • 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.


  • Licenses will be available for pick up at the Board office between 4/24/2023 and 4/28/2023. Payment of the license fee is required to pick up your license. 

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


2023 Transfer Deadline

  • The deadline for submission of applications for new, transfer, or change of officers, location, or license class during the 2023 Renewal period was 1/17/2023.
  • Applications received after this date will not be processed until after 5/1/2023.  This does not include Per Diem licenses issued to non-profit organizations for fundraising purposes.

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

Associated Documents

2023-2024 Renewal Documents

2023 Proposed Legislation

Notes from the Inspector

Rules & Regulations

New or Transfer License Packet

Supplemental Application Packets

Other Applications & Forms