Department of Alcohol Beverage Services

What the Department Does and for Whom

The Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) provides alcoholic beverages accurately and efficiently to its licensees and retail stores, offering exemplary customer service and competitive pricing, thereby maximizing revenue and profit generation for Montgomery County while promoting responsible behavior and public safety through educating and protecting our community.

Department Performance Measures

Montgomery County departments are broken out into discrete programs for the purposes of Outcome Based Budgeting. A program is an activity or set of activities performed by County government that has:

  • identifiable costs for budgeting purposes
  • a clear public purpose and measurable results, and
  • clear lines of accountability for its performance and financial management

The following are the performance measures for programs within the Department of Alcohol Beverage Services. In our performance framework there are three categories of measures:

  • How much did we do? (quantity)
  • How well did we do it? (quality)
  • Is anyone better off? (effect or impact)

Approved Budget

Click the chart presented below to explore how the Department of Alcohol Beverage Services is funded.