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 Deadline - New and Transfer Applications

The Board office does not accept applications for new, transfer, change of officers, change of 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 16, 2018.

All applications received after January 16, 2018 will be processed after May 1, 2018.


2018-2019 Renewal Deadlines

Renewal Applications are now available online.  Alcoholic beverage licenses DO NOT renew automatically.  You must file your renewal paperwork with the Board office, pay for, and pickup your license in order for it to remain viable after April 30, 2018. 

Paper renewal packets will be provided BY REQUEST ONLY.  Please contact the Baord office at 410-638-3028 for further information.

Other pertinent renewal information:

  • Renewals filed between February 1, 2018 and March 15, 2018 are charged a $45.00 processing fee.
  • Renewals filed between March 16, 2018 and April 30, 2018 are charged a $200.00 processing fee.  Renewals filed after April 2nd will be held and considered by the Board for up to 30 days prior to issuance.
  • Tax Clearances (State - Comptroller's Office & Harford County - Revenue Collections) must be received by April 30, 2018, even if your Renewal fee and License fee are paid.  Licenses will not be released without approval from all tax agencies.  You must have a valid license to make sales on May 1, 2018.



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