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LLC's print  - 1, 2, 3 & 5

Corporations print - 1, 2, 4 & 5

Below is the form that needs to be printed out for the

Residents of Maryland

Below are the forms that need to be printed out for all other licensee's. 

Below are the forms for when you need a Maryland Contact Attorney, Accountant or Broker 

Below is the form for removing a licensee

What are the license fees and how does my Sales and Use & Business license (Traders license) need to look. 

You will also need. 

an alcohol awareness certification and crowd control certification for owners, managers and staff that are employed. 

The Washington County Liquor Board will not accept any applications for new licenses.

or transfers in the month of May of any fiscal year.

Any application printed out before January 1, 2024

are no longer valid applications. 



Please make sure that you print out all of the links to the left from 1 through 3 for Transfer-er. New Licensee must complete all documents applicable!

(Attorneys and applicants must follow the guidelines

of the procedure of application for all documents needed. Once the Office Staff receives the application and documents needed, it is then submitted to the Commissioners for the Final Hearing date to be scheduled which could be 4 to 6 weeks from receiving completed application based on the Board's Scheduling. 

Applications / Documents must be received in their entirety, or we will not accept / review them.)


All applicants must be present at the Final Hearing. Transfers may or may not be present, as long as the consent for Transfer has been received and taxes are paid in full to the Comptroller of Maryland, City/County and Gaming and the Board has a copy of the Bulk Transfer that was mailed to the State before the Final Hearing. 


Transfer 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 than 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!


Adam D. Greivell, Esq. - 240-310-9150

Zachary Kieffer - 240-513-4332

Robinson & Robinson - 301-797-0100

Brian A. Kane, Esq. - 240-513-4680


CALL RGIS at 1-800-551-9130

(14-day Scheduling Period)


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 

  • Has a seating capacity and occupancy of (including staff) of 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

To obtain a Map of Election Districts for Washington County, MD

go to

Board of Elections at 17718 Virginia Ave.

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740


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