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Department of Liquor Control (DLC)

DLC At A Glance

DLC Mission Statement

What the Department Does and for Whom
The Department of Liquor Control provides a wide selection of products at competitive prices to shoppers in Montgomery County while promoting moderation and responsible behavior.
How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $56,268,741
  • FY15 Full-time Equivalents (FTEs): 336.82

Wholesale Operations

What the Department Does and for Whom

Provides wholesale warehousing, distribution and customer services to over 1,000 licensees and 24 retail stores supporting a business operation with total annual sales in excess of $266 million.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $14,933,588; FY15 FTEs 131.96

Retail Operations

What the Department Does and for Whom

 Provides retail product availability, sales and customer service via retail stores to residents numbering one-million over a geographic area of approximately 500 miles.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $24,559,120; FY15 FTEs 170.16

Licensure, Regulation, and Education

What the Department Does and for Whom

Issues beverage alcohol licenses; inspects and investigates licensed facilities to ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations; serves and support staff and provides expert witness to the Board of License Commissioners; works in partnership with communities, organizations and other departments to define issues and strategies. Enforces State laws and County rules and regulations pertaining to youths' access to tobacco products using routine compliance checks to test age verification procedures utilized by retailers.

How Much? How Many?
  • FY15 Budget: $1,633,225; FY15 FTEs 12

Legend: Performance Improved / Optimal; Performance Consistent; Performance Declined; Measuring; Collecting Data;

Headline Performance Measures

Responsive and Sustainable Leadership