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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

A 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.   Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about One-Day Licenses. 

Steps for applying:

  1. Fill out the application. An instruction sheet is enclosed with the application package. ​Application for a One-Day Liquor License
  2. Bring the completed application plus fee (check or money order) in person to the Anne Arundel County Liquor Board office at least one week in advance of the event. If you come in between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., we’ll process the application while you wait.


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.


2660 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401