Board of License Commissioners


Three members are appointed to staggered six-year terms by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate of Maryland (if in session). Two members must be of the majority political party, and the third must belong to the principal minority party. Authorized by §15 of Article 2B of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

Board Members

Tom Farrell, Chairman
Ron Miller, Commissioner
Danny Laffey, Commissioner


Tom Melvin, Acting Chief Inspector
Keith Bageant, Inspector

Contact the Board (also referred to as the "Liquor Board")

Brandy Gordon, Clerk
Phone: 301-876-9542 / Email

Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:-00 PM Monday - Friday
Closed between 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Meeting Dates

The Board meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10AM.  *Meeting dates are subject to change. You must notify the Board if you wish to attend and speak.