Annual Liquor License

The Board of License Commissioners is responsible for processing new liquor licenses as well as transfers and changes to existing licenses.

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. View the Liquor License Classifications page for more information. 

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 
Application for Alcoholic Beverages License        
Application for Management Agreement        
Applicant Financial Form        
Investor Financial Form


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 
Change in Class 
Add a Special License 
Change an Officer - Club          
Change an Officer - Majority Stockholder          
Change an Officer - Minority Stockholder