Alcohol Permit

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County Code #1-12-45

No persons shall possess or consume alcoholic beverages on county parkland except in accordance with the Alcohol Use Policy of the Division and with valid permit issued by the Division Director.

Alcohol Permits must be obtained 10 or more business days prior to the reservation date.

Designated Areas

Alcohol permits may be requested for designated areas in the following parks:
  • Ballenger Creek Park
  • Kemptown Park
  • Loy's Station Park
  • Middletown Park
  • Old National Pike Park
  • Othello Regional Park
  • Pinecliff Park
  • Rose Hill Manor Park
  • Urbana District Park
  • Utica District Park
Only the applicant making the reservation can purchase an alcohol permit. Applicant must appear in person and show proof of age (21 or older) by providing a valid driver’s license or identification card.


An applicant for an alcohol permit must meet all the following requirements:
  1. First, reserve a picnic shelter, the Browning Building, the Ballenger Creek Community Building, a Rose Hill grounds area, or other designated area at one of the specified parks listed above
  2. Be 21 years of age or older
    • Appear in person to complete the necessary paperwork
      • 355 Montevue Lane
        Suite 100
        Frederick, MD 21702
        Ph: 301-600-1646
      • Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. -.4:00 p.m. (except certain holidays)
  3. Provide a copy of his / her driver’s license
  4. Pay fees:
    • $25 for the daily permit
    • $200 for the seasonal permit (for organizations with seasonal field reservations only)
Note: Alcohol permit is valid only for dates and locations specified on permit.