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The Board of License Commissioners regulates the retail sale of alcoholic beverages within Anne Arundel County.  Businesses and other organizations must obtain a liquor license prior to distributing and selling alcoholic beverages.  

There are various types of license. Visit the list of license types for more information.

New License

There are several requirements and information to be submitted prior to obtaining a new liquor license. Click on the link below to review a document containing a list of submission requirements and instructions.

Submission Requirements

One-Day License

Application for a One-Day Class C One-Day, Special Alcoholic Beverage License
An one-day license allows non-profit organizations, clubs, associations, societies and groups of people to hold one-time events where alcoholic beverages are served and/or consumed. View the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
Applications must be submitted at least 10 days prior to your event. No exceptions.

​Online One-Day License Application

All one day licenses must be issued to three (3) people attending the event and over 21 years of age. A copy of each applicant's government-issued photo ID must also be provided (front only).

The three (3) people who sign the application must complete the following:

  • Full Name
  • Title (Bride, Groom, Mother, Father, Member, Vice President, etc.)
  • Phone Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Email Address
  • Full Address (Street, City, State, Zip Code)
  • Signature
  • All three (3) applicants must attend the event & must be over 21 years old
  • All three (3) applicants must provide their government-issued photo ID (front only)

You must supply a copy of: 

  • You must upload an invitation, an e-vite, announcement, ticket or a flyer as proof of details acknowledging the event.

  • You must upload proof of non-profit 501(c)(3) status showing your Tax ID # / Federal Number.

  • You must upload the contract with property owner, a rental agreement, or if the applicants own the property, a document with yourselves indicating that you are permitted to have the event at that location and date-time.


  • Classic C (Beer, Wine) is $25.00
  • Class C (Beer, Wine, Liquor) is $50.00

License Changes

Making changes and/or transferring an existing license requires specific information to be submitted.   Please view the applicable link below to view specific submission requirements / instructions.

Transfer a License
Upgrade a License
Downgrade a License
Add a Special License
Change an Officer - Club
Change an Officer - Majority Stockholder
Change an Officer - Minority Stockholder


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