The Harford County Liquor Control Board office is closed today due to a power outage.
The Harford County Liquor Control Board is responsible for regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages by licensed retailers in Harford County, Maryland
The Harford County Liquor Control Board office is closed today due to a power outage.
JOINT STATEMENT FROM HARFORD COUNTY LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD AND THE MARYLAND LGBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JUNE 11, 2019
Over the past few weeks it has come to the attention of the Harford County Liquor Control Board that there has been some miscommunication and misunderstanding surrounding Board Rule 4:23 that addresses nudity and sexual displays at liquor licensed establishments. In an effort to clarify the Board’s position and to maintain open lines of communication with local business owners in Harford County, members of the Liquor Board met with representatives of the Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce, local vendors and liquor license holders.
During recent meetings and conversations, the Board has affirmed that while part of their role is to enforce the State laws as well as their own local Board rules, the Board’s practice is not, and has never been, to target any vendor providing entertainment nor any specific licensed establishment in the County.
Events may be held at licensed establishments in compliance with Board rules and regulations and within the confines of State law. Vendors are expected to continue to manage their businesses in a responsible manner that will allow for both the success of their businesses as well as the success of the liquor licensed establishments.
The Harford County Liquor Control Board appreciates the time of each individual who came out to the Board’s hearing on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 to voice their concerns regarding entertainment at licensed beverage establishments in Harford County as well as those who have taken time to meet with Board members and staff over the past few weeks.
The Board is committed to continue improving relationships among business vendors, licensed establishments and community members. The Board will continue to work with all parties to support Harford County business owners. The Board desires nothing but success for its licensed establishments and hopes that bar and restaurant owners in Harford County can find a way to utilize outside entertainment while also abiding by the Liquor Board rules and State laws.
Harford County Liquor Control Board
Due to inclement weather, the Harford County Liquor Control Board office will be closed today, Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
Due to inclement weather, the Harford County Liquor Control Board office will open at 10 am today, Tuesday, February 12, 2019.
Important information regarding 2019 - 2020 Renewal deadlines has been posted on the Board's website.
The Board office will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018, in honor of the Veteran's Day Holiday. Messages may be left at 410-638-3028 or via email at [email protected].
The Board office will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in honor of the Labor Day Holiday. Messages may be left at 410-638-3028, or via email at [email protected].
The Harford County Liquor Control Board Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in honor of the Independence Day Holiday. Messages may be left via telephone at 410-638-3028 or via email at [email protected].
The Harford County Liquor Control Board Office will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in honor of the Memorial Day Holiday. Messages may be left via telephone at 410-638-3028 or via email at [email protected].
2018-2019 Renewal Licenses are available beginning today, Monday, April 23, 2018, through Monday, April 30, 2018. Payment of your annual license fee is required to pick up your license. Please call the Board office with any questions! 😀
Due to inclement weather, the Harford County Liquor Control Board office will open 2 hours late (10:30 a.m.) on Thursday, March 22, 2018.
Due to inclement weather, the Harford County Liquor Control Board office will be closed today, March 21, 2018. The agenda items for today's Board meeting will be rescheduled for the next meeting (March 28, 2018).
FRIENDLY REMINDER 🙂:
If you haven't filed your Renewal Application for 2018-2019 yet, today is the last day to file with the $45 processing fee. Renewals filed after 4:30 p.m. today will be charged the $200 processing fee.
😊 Just a friendly reminder...
Renewal Applications are due by March 15, 2018, with a $45.00 processing fee. The application packet is available online at the Board's website:
Applications filed after March 15, 2018, will be charged a $200.00 processing fee. Please file your application early to avoid the late fee!
Web Site Disclaimer - The Harford County Liquor Control Board website (HCLCB.ORG) is provided for informational purposes. While the information is intended to be accurate, please do not rely on its accuracy without confirming that information with a representative of the Harford County Liquor Co.....
The Harford County Liquor Control Board Office will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, in honor of the Presidents' Day Holiday. Messages may be left via telephone at 410-638-3028 or via email at [email protected].
Due to inclement weather, the Harford County Liquor Control Board Office will open 2 hours late (10:30 a.m.) today, Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
RENEWAL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE online at the Board's website: http://www.hclcb.org/.
Applications must be filed by March 15, 2018, with a $45.00 processing fee. Applications filed after March 15, 2018, will be charged a $200.00 processing fee.
Please file early to avoid the late fee!
It is the policy of the State of Maryland that it is necessary to regulate and control the storage, sale and distribution of alcohol beverages. Maryland State Law, as written in the Alcoholic Beverages (AB) Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, empowers local boards of license commissioners an....
The Harford County Liquor Control Board Office will open 2 hours late (10:30 a.m.) today, Wednesday, January 17, 2018.🌨️
Applications for new, transfer, change of officers, change of location, and/or change in license class to be processed for issuance during February, March, and April must be filed with the Board office ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 16, 2018.
All applications received after January 16, 2018 will be processed after May 1, 2018.
The Harford County Liquor Control Board office will open 2 hours late (10:30 a.m.) today, Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
The Harford County Liquor Control Board Office will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017; Tuesday, December 26, 2017, and Monday, January 1, 2018. Have a safe and happy Holiday Season!
Posting this notice of a CREDIT CARD SCAM on behalf of BottleWorks, Inc....
To All Harford County Retail Businesses,
I am delivering this note as a warning of a scam that BottleWorks, Inc. encountered on Saturday evening, December 16th. Even though the scam may appear obvious, I know that during the holiday season, all retail businesses experience new customers and we all try to be accommodating to their needs. In this case, the scam was unsuccessful. I am including a general alert from Heartland Payment Systems that details the steps typically taken by the bad actors- in our case they followed those steps given in the example to the letter.
First- our experience…
On Saturday evening, two well dressed, charismatic, and polite customers (I have not reviewed the video yet) explained to our manager that they were purchasing Christmas gifts. They gathered high dollar items such as Ciroc Vodka, Dom Perignon Champagne, and expensive Cognacs. The sale totaled over $1,000. Upon payment, their card was declined. This is where the scam kicked in… The paying customer called his “Wells Fargo Credit Card Company” and the “Customer Service Representative from Wells Fargo” asked to speak directly to the manager- he provided an “approval code” that could be used to override the system and approve the sale. It is actually possible (if you have the knowledge of the procedure) to do this on most credit card systems. The problem, of course, is that the person on the phone is a bogus representative, and the override approval is fraudulent. As I mentioned, this may seem to be completely obvious, but having actually experienced it in the store on Saturday, I thought it may be worth passing on. As I mentioned, the customers were unsuccessful.
Below is the general alert authored by Heartland Payment Systems:
As security technology transforms, so does a criminal’s strategy on how to make a dishonest buck. In addition to keeping your business safe by arming your equipment with the best software and security offerings, getting back to the basics can really save your bottom line. Learn to identify the red flags in a potential customer’s behavior and follow best practices to insure you don’t fall victim to the type of scam illustrated below.
A well-dressed patron walks into a jewelry store. The gentleman explains that he’s looking to purchase a pricey tennis bracelet for his wife as an anniversary gift. When the merchant attempts to run the man’s credit card, the transaction is declined. The jewelry store employee politely tells the man his card has been declined and asks if he has another form of payment. The customer gets irritated—makes a bit of a scene—and calls the “issuing bank” from his cell phone. Quickly, he makes contact with the bank’s customer service representative. He then hands the phone to the merchant who receives reassurance from the bank that the card is good and the transaction can be authorized offline.
What does this mean?
The merchant believes they are receiving a legitimate offline authorization and completes the sale. The cardholder then happily walks out of the store with the expensive piece of jewelry in tow. The merchant will only realize that they were defrauded when they receive their monthly statement indicating a Code 72 dispute (i.e., the issuing bank received a transaction that was not authorized). The jewelry store’s account is debited and a chargeback reversal is denied.
What just happened?
Actually, the cardholder probably never had the money in their account or credit line to begin with. Are you wondering about the call to the bank? That call was made to a co-conspirator, not the bank. The cardholder most likely called a friend who provided the merchant with a fake six-digit authorization code. As a result, the issuing bank has no valid record that the sale was authorized from the jewelry store. The merchant, therefore, is responsible for the fraudulent sale and will take the financial loss, not the bank.
What can I do to prevent this from happening?
This in-store scenario is just one of two ways this scam is executed. The cardholder may also request an offline transaction over the phone. Don’t fall for it—ask where the authorization code was obtained. The only valid way to acquire a voice authorization is to call the credit card company yourself, using the toll-free number located on the back of the card. Here are a few major credit card toll free numbers:
Visa/MasterCard: (800) 228-1122
American Express: (800) 528-2121
Discover: (800) 347-1111
Important Information relating to deadlines for New or Transfer Licenses, License Changes, and the 2018-2019 Renewal of alcoholic beverage licenses in Harford County has been posted on our website.
For information regarding the process to apply for an alcoholic beverage license in Harford County, please review the How to Apply brochure available on this website.
The Harford County Liquor Control Board Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017; and Friday, November 24, 2017, in honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Messages may be left via telephone at 410-638-3028 or via email at [email protected].
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LICENSE PICK-UP HAS BEGUN!
2017-2018 Licenses are available for pick up at the Liquor Control Board Office (16 North Main Street, Bel Air, MD) from now until close of business (4:30 p.m.) on Friday, April 28, 2017. Please make sure any and all outstanding items have been cleared and bring proper remittance of your annual license fee. REMEMBER, current licenses expire at midnight on Sunday, April 30, 2017. You must have PAID FOR and PICKED UP your 2017-2018 license prior to that expiration date in order to make any sales and/or accept deliveries of alcohol after that time.
The Harford County Liquor Control Board welcomes two new Commissioners - Frederic L. Merchant and James E. Welch - who were sworn in before the start of the Board's meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. C. John Sullivan, Jr., now serves as the Board Chair, and Sheryl Davis Kohl continues to serve as the Vice Chair.
The new board members took part in a meeting that lasted at least an hour, and they and their colleagues had to weigh in on a number of decisions.
License Renewal for 2017 is nearing the final stage. If you are a Harford County Alcoholic Beverage License Holder, please check your email for Renewal Status updates.
The Harford County (MD) Liquor Control Board and its staff express its profound sadness and send its deepest condolences to the family of our former Commissioner and Vice Chairman Vernon L. Gauss, Jr. upon his untimely passing. May Vernon rest in peace knowing our eternal gratitude for his many years of dedication and diligence to the Board, its staff and the citizens of Harford County, Maryland.
Vernon L. Gauss, Jr.
Commissioner 02 April 2008 - 01 April 2016
Vice Chairman 08 April 2015 - 01 April 2016
The Harford County Liquor Control Board office is CLOSED today, Tuesday, March 14, 2017, due to inclement weather conditions.
Please be advised that the Harford County (MD) Liquor Control Board office (i) follows Harford County (MD) Government weather-related delay and closure policies and (ii) has decided in light of relevant Monday 13 March 2017 weather forecasts to extend the “regular” Wednesday 15 March 2017 Renewal Application deadline to Friday 17 March 2017.
Just a friendly reminder...
Renewal Applications are due by March 15, 2017, with a $45.00 processing fee. The application packet is available online at the Board's website: http://www.hclcb.org/sites/default/files/2017-18%20Renewal%20Packet.pdf
Applications filed after March 15, 2017, will be charged a $200.00 processing fee. Please file your application early to avoid the late fee.
16 N Main St
Bel Air, MD
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