Purpose of Practice
To disseminate county specific licensing and regulation information to licensed establishments and stores, and aid the public with business licensing procedures through research and education.
Description of Practice
Quarterly, the Outreach Office hosts a meeting of county code enforcement agencies to network and share program and trend information. This essential public safety information to licensees is disseminated to licensees through the DLC’s Outreach Office. Public policy and information is researched and packaged based on community needs.
Success or Improvements
Never before has Montgomery County code enforcement come together to network and share trend information. The result has been identification of common issues that have evolved into joint enforcement and educational programs. Due to the recognized need, a licensing flow chart for restaurants and special events was created and will be posted online.
Evaluation of the Practice
No formal evaluation has been done. However, a sharp increase in public information handled by the Department of Liquor Control shows an increase in information sharing to the business community. Owners and Managers are contacting the DLC, Outreach Office for questions relating to code enforcement and licensing needs beyond the scope of their alcohol license. The DLC Outreach Office often acts as a liaison between code enforcement and licensed businesses.
Name: Emily DeTitta, Community Outreach Prog. Manager
Agency: Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control
Address: 16650 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855