NEW LICENSES OR TRANSFERS WILL BE
ACCEPTED IN MAY OF ANY FISCAL YEAR
The Washington County Liquor Board will not accept any applications for new licenses or transfers in
May of any fiscal year.
Please make sure that you print out all of the links to the left from 1 to 11 to complete the application process!
Applications printed before July 2018 are no longer
valid documents based on changes made.
(Attorneys and applicants must follow the guidelines
of the procedure of application for all documents needed. Once the Board receives the application and documents needed, one applicant or attorney for the applicants will meet before the Board regarding the Class of license they are applying for and other pertinent information, then the applicant will receive their final hearing date.)
The Final Hearing will be scheduled on a Wednesday after the Board receives the application and documents needed and the applicant or their attorney has met with the Board regarding the class of license they are applying for and other pertinent information.
New Applications cannot be emailed or mailed to the Liquor Board they must be submitted in person!
If you should have any questions please call the office at
301-797-4591 or come into the office and we will be more that happy to assist you with completing your application or if you prefer an Attorney there is a list of names below in the Washington County area that are familiar with our application process and will be able to help you get started!
Brian Kurtyka - 301-714-0889
Russ Robinson - 301-797-0100
POPULATION RATIO QUOTA - In Washington County this bill applies to the issuance of certain alcoholic beverages licenses in Washington County; and generally relating to alcoholic beverages in Washington County. Population ratio quota means 1 license for each 3000 individuals, excluding individuals detained or confined in a correctional facility as defined under § 1-101(d) of the Correctional Services Article, who reside in the election district where the license will be issued as determined by the last federal population census.
The Board may not issue a Class A (off sale), Class B (on & off sale) and a Class D (on & off sale) license in an election district if the number of licenses exceeds the population ratio quota. Unless the Board determines that there is a public need and desire including government sanctioned economic revitalization and states in and order issuing the license the reasons for its decision to exceed the population ratio quota.
In Washington County, except for a Class B Restaurant (on sale) license issued to a restaurant and any class of alcoholic beverages license renewed or transferred for the same premises, an alcoholic beverages license exceeds the population ratio quota.
“Restaurant” means an establishment that:
Is located in a permanent building
Regularly sells and serves food to the general public
Has a seating capacity of at least
50 persons for a Class B Restaurant alcohol beverages (on-sale) license.
Has on an annual basis, gross sales of food and non-alcoholic beverages that exceed its annual gross sales of alcoholic beverages.
Effective July 1, 2018