FREDERICK COUNTY, MARYLAND

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

LICENSING

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


ELECTRICAL BOARD

The Electrical Board advises the County Council on matters relating to the Electrical Code. The Board also serves as an appeals board on matters relating to the Electrical Code and licensing (County Code, secs. 1-7-18, 2-6-1, 2-6-2).

Five members constitute the Board. They are appointed to five-year terms by the County Executive with County Council consent (County Code, secs. 1-7-16 through 1-7-18).


BOARD OF GAMING APPEALS

No gaming event or bingo game may be operated in Frederick County until the appropriate permit has been obtained from the Director of Permits and Inspections. The denial or revocation of a gaming license or permit may be appealed to the Board of Gaming Appeals (County Code, secs. 1-2-101 through 1-2-113).

The County Executive with County Council consent appoints the three members of the Board to three-year terms (County Code, sec. 1-2-113).


BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

The Board of License Commissioners regulates the retail sale of alcoholic beverages in Frederick County (Code Alcoholic Beverages Article, secs. 20-101 through 20-2802).

In Frederick County, the Board's three members are appointed by the Governor to five-year terms. The Board elects the chair (Code Alcoholic Beverages Article, secs. 20-101 through 20-207).

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES INSPECTOR
Appointed by the Board of License Commissioners, the Alcoholic Beverages Inspector assists the Board of License Commissioners in enforcing the alcoholic beverages laws (Code Alcoholic Beverages Article, sec. 20-205).


PERMITS & INSPECTIONS


ADVISORY PLUMBING BOARD

The Advisory Plumbing Board assists the Plumbing Inspector in the promulgation and enforcement of the Plumbing Code. To the County Council, the Board also recommends changes in the Plumbing Code (County Code, secs. 1-14-36 through 1-14-41).

The County Executive with County Council consent appoints the five members of the Board to four-year terms (County Code, sec. 1-14-37).

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