Garrett County - In Mountain Maryland

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In accordance with Article 2B, Laws and Regulations of the State of Maryland relating to alcoholic beverages, it is necessary to regulate and control the manufacture, sale, distribution, transportation and storage of alcoholic beverages within the State and the transportation and distribution of alcoholic beverages into and out of this State to obtain respect and obedience to law and to foster and promote temperance.
 
It is the legislative intent that Article 2B will be carried out in the best public interest by empowering the Comptroller, the various local boards of license commissioners and liquor control boards, all enforcement officers and the judges of the various courts of Maryland with sufficient authority to administer and enforce the provisions.  
 

 
The Garrett County Board of License Commissioners also known as the Liquor Control Board are responsible for issuing alcoholic beverage licenses at the retail level and enforcement of State and local laws, rules, and regulations governing retail sales. 
 
The members of the Board are appointed by the Governor.  He shall appoint two members of the Board who are members of that political party which has elected a majority of the members of the Board of County Commissioners and one member of the Board from that political party other than the one electing a majority of the Board of County Commissioners.  The appointments shall be confirmed by the House of Delegates if there is no resident Senator elected from the county.  
 
 
Thomas Gearhart, Chairperson
Beatrice Crosco, Commissioner
Mike Fratz, Commissioner
Debbe Owston, Administrator to the Liquor Control Board