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Board of License Commissioners - Liquor Control Board

PUBLIC ACCESS TO COUNTY FACILITIES NOTICE
The Board of License Commissioners / Liquor Control Board can be reached by telephone and email.  If citizens wish to make an appointment, they can do so by calling 301-334-1925 or email liquorcontrolboard@garrettcounty.org
 
UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency and limited public access to the Garrett County Courthouse, the May 13, 2021 meeting at 9:00 AM held in the Garrett County Commissioner Public Meeting Room 209 will be limited to 15 persons total.  Email liquorcontrolboard@garrettcounty.org for details of the meeting.  Click here to view the Agenda.
 
UPDATEIn compliance with Governor Hogan’s recent Executive Order 21-03-09-03, the head of each unit of State or local government may opt to exclude any Covered Authorization set to expire by June 30, 2021; provided, that the unit head shall provide reasonable public notice of each exclusion.  In accordance with the new Order, the Board unanimously agreed on March 18, 2021 that renewal fees for the 2020-2021 license year that runs until June 30, 2021 must be collected by May 1, 2021.  If you have not paid your renewal fees, you should continue to display the 2019 license.
 
 
Maryland Annotated Code Alcoholic Beverages Article AB,  Statement of policy - Regulation and control of alcoholic beverages. -- To obtain respect and obedience to law and to foster and promote temperance, it is the policy of the State to regulate and control the manufacture, sale, distribution, transportation, and storage of alcoholic beverages in the State; and the transportation and distribution of alcoholic beverages into and out of the State.  To carry out this policy in the best public interest, it is the intent of the General Assembly that the Comptroller, local licensing boards, liquor control boards, enforcement officers, and judges of the courts of the State be empowered to administer and enforce this article.
 
It is also the policy of the State to tax alcoholic beverages as provided in the Tax - General Article; and deny to a political subdivision in the State, by public general or public local law, the power to impose a tax on distilled spirits, beer, wine, and all other alcoholic beverages.
 
The restrictions, regulations, provisions, and penalties contained in this article are for the protection, health, welfare, and safety of the people of the State.
 


 
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.  
 
Lisa M. Herman, Chairperson
David L. Moe, Commissioner
Michael J. Fratz, Commissioner
 
 
 
Debbe Owston, Administrator to the Board of License Commissioners