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.


2021-2022 Renewal Information

The 2021-2022 Renewal Application packet is now available on this website.

You must use the form for 2021-2022; older versions will not be accepted.  This application is in a fillable .pdf format; however, original signatures are required for all applicants (notary required) and property owners (notary not required).  Completed applications may be filed at the Board office, located at 16 N. Main Street in Bel Air, Maryland. 


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

  • Renewals filed between February 1, 2021, and March 15, 2021, must include a $75.00 processing fee.

  • Renewals filed between March 16, 2021, and April 30, 2021, will be charged a $75.00 processing fee PLUS a $200.00 late fee ($275 total).  Renewals filed after April 1, 2021, will be held and considered by the Board for up to 30 days prior to issuance.  Please file your applications early.

  • You may pay your Annual 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 (see below).

  • Tax Clearances from the State Comptroller's Office and Harford County Revenue Collections must be received by April 30, 2021, 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.

  • The deadline for submission of applications for new, transfer, or change of officers, location, or license class during the 2021 Renewal period was January 15, 2021.  Applications received after this date will not be processed until after May 1, 2021.  This does not include Per Diem licenses issued to non-profit organizations for fundraising purposes. 


  • Licenses will be available for pick up between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021 through Friday, April 30, 2021.
  • You may pick your license up if the following conditions are met: (1) You have no outstanding tax holds, supplemental or other applications to be approved by the Board, and/or other paperwork missing; (2) Your corporation or limited liability company is in good standing with the State of Maryland; and (3) A valid Worker’s Compensation Insurance Certificate (ACCORD 25 form) is on file.

If you have not already done so, your annual license fee must be paid at the time the license is picked up.  Checks may be made payable to the Liquor Control Board.  Please have your check ready and signed beforehand.  Prepaid licenses must still be picked up at the Board office.  All visitors are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing.

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

Associated Documents

Renewal Documents 2021-2022

Rules & Regulations

New or Transfer License Packet

Supplemental Application Packets

Other Applications & Forms