Board of License Commissioners - Liquor Board


A virtual hearing will be held via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. If you would like to attend, click on the link and enter the Meeting ID # 872 9292 8968 and Passcode #191471. To access the virtual hearing by phone, please dial 301-715-8592 and enter the Meeting ID # 872 9292 8968 and Passcode # 191471. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Board's Office at 301-583-9980.


   Hearing Rules & Guidelines:


Please be respectful of all that are in attendance in this hearing. The following rules must be adhered to:


  1. When not speaking, please mute your computer.


  2. Please use the chat box to communicate only with the hosts.


  3. If you interrupt the hearing once, you will be muted.


  4. If you interrupt the hearing twice, you will be removed from the hearing.


  5. If you’ve been called to speak, please wait for the Chair to acknowledge you. Once acknowledged, please state your name and address for the record.


  6. After you state your name and address for the record, you will have 2 minutes to provide your testimony. Please be mindful of your time and watch the clock.

Restaurant Temporary Outdoor Seating Area (RTOSA)


Licensees requesting to extend their alcoholic beverage privileges to an outdoor location should submit an application using the County’s outdoor seating online portal.  This application portal is only for establishments that possess a current Alcoholic Beverage License.


There is no need to apply if outdoor seating exists for your establishment and you do not wish to extend seating.


The Rules and Regulation Handbook has been updated. To access, please click on the "Resources" tab and the handbook will be listed under "Related Documents."


This information is being sent on behalf of Terence Sheppard, Director of the Board of License Commissioners:


Dear Licensees:


               On March 20, 2020 as a result of the order by Larry Hogan, the Governor of the State of Maryland, the Board of License Commissioners began allowing licensed establishments to begin selling sealed alcoholic beverages for carryout/delivery with an approved Emergency Temporary Carryout/Delivery Permit Application.


Effective March 25, 2020, the Board has expanded the alcoholic beverages allowed under this Emergency Temporary Carryout/Delivery Permit to include sealed mixed beverages based. The Board has determined that the following stipulations, in addition to those previously set forth, must be met regarding the carryout/delivery of mixed beverages:

·         All containers must be solid and have a sealed lid (no straw holes) and must be wrapped in a cellophane type material

·         Containers must be placed in a bag with a receipt stapled to close

·         If delivered, must be placed in an area out of reach of the driver also in a bag sealed with receipt/cooler

·         Must be served with a meal component


For your convenience, the following links and images have been provided to give an example of the types of containers the Board deems acceptable. Please note, these links should not be considered suggestions of where to purchase the containers, nor a requirement of where they should be purchased.

Container 1
Container 2
Container 4


The Board of License Commissioners serves a quasi-judicial function in administering and enforcing the Alcoholic Beverage Laws of the State of Maryland and the Rules and Regulations for the Prince George's County Board of License Commissioners.  The Board generally holds three hearings a month.  Hearings are typically the first and second Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. to adjudicate alleged violations, issue permits and consider items associated with the operation of licensed premises.  The third hearing is scheduled the fourth Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. to issue new licenses and transfer existing licenses.  The public is encouraged to attend the hearings. 


Daphne Turpin Forbes, Chairwoman
Armando Camacho, Vice-Chairman
Tammy D. Sparkman, Commissioner
Tammie Norman, Commissioner

Hours of Operation

The hours of operation for any application/permit process are indicated below:

  • Application/Permit walk-thru hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Renewal application walk-thru hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Filing a Complaint

To file a complaint, please contact County Click 311.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes will be posted upon approval of the Board.
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Inclement Weather

The Board of License Commissioners is committed to adhering to the published hearing schedule.  In the event of inclement weather, a notice will be provided on the Board’s webpage and on the answering machine for the main telephone number 301-583-9980.  When the Prince George’s County Government is closed, is on liberal leave or has a delayed opening, the day hearing will be rescheduled.  Evening hearings will be cancelled by 3:00 p.m. if inclement weather is anticipated.


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