Maine Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Maine licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Maine-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Maine State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Maine that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Board of Accountancy
  • Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers
  • Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations
  • Bureau of Insurance
  • Department of Environmental Protection - Asbestos Program
  • Department of Environmental Protection - Lead Hazard Prevention
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Professional and Financial Regulation - Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection
  • Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation - Board of Pharmacy
  • Department of Public Safety - Gambling Control Unit
  • Electricians' Examining Board
  • Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Real Estate Commission
  • Office of Professional and Occupation Regulation
  • Plumbers' Examining Board
  • Professional & Financial Regulation - Elevator and Tramway Safety Program
  • Professional & Financial Regulation - Plumbers' Examining Board
  • Professional Licensing
  • Public Utilities Commission
  • Revenue Services
  • Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
  • State Board of Licensure for Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers
  • State Police

Maine Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Maine that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Androscoggin County
  • Aroostook County
  • Cumberland County
  • Franklin County
  • Hancock County
  • Kennebec County
  • Knox County
  • Lincoln County
  • Oxford County
  • Penobscot County
  • Piscataquis County
  • Sagadahoc County
  • Somerset County
  • Waldo County
  • Washington County
  • York County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Acton
  • Addison
  • Albion
  • Alfred
  • Andover
  • Anson
  • Ashland
  • Athens
  • Auburn
  • Augusta
  • Aurora
  • Baileyville
  • Bangor
  • Bar Harbor
  • Bar Harbor
  • Bar Mills
  • Bass Harbor
  • Bath
  • Beals
  • Belfast
  • Belgrade
  • Benedicta
  • Bernard
  • Berwick
  • Bethel
  • Biddeford
  • Bingham
  • Blue Hill
  • Boothbay
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • Bowdoinham
  • Bradford
  • Bradley
  • Bremen
  • Brewer
  • Bridgewater
  • Bridgton
  • Bristol
  • Brooklin
  • Brooks
  • Brooksville
  • Brownfield
  • Brownville
  • Brunswick
  • Brunswick
  • Bryant Pond
  • Buckfield
  • Bucksport
  • Burnham
  • Buxton
  • Calais
  • Cambridge
  • Camden
  • Camden
  • Canaan
  • Canton
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Cape Porpoise
  • Caratunk
  • Caribou
  • Carmel
  • Casco
  • Castine
  • Charleston
  • Chebeague Island
  • Cherryfield
  • China
  • Cliff Island
  • Clinton
  • Columbia Falls
  • Corinna
  • Corinth
  • Cornish
  • Cranberry Isles
  • Cumberland
  • Cumberland Center
  • Cushing
  • Cutler
  • Damariscotta
  • Danforth
  • Deer Isle
  • Denmark
  • Dennysville
  • Detroit
  • Dexter
  • Dexter
  • Dixfield
  • Dover-Foxcroft
  • Dover-Foxcroft
  • Dresden
  • Durham
  • Eagle Lake
  • East Baldwin
  • East Boothbay
  • East Machias
  • East Millinocket
  • East Vassalboro
  • East Waterboro
  • Easton
  • Eastport
  • Eddington
  • Edgecomb
  • Eliot
  • Ellsworth
  • Etna
  • Exeter
  • Fairfield
  • Falmouth
  • Farmingdale
  • Farmington
  • Farmington
  • Fort Fairfield
  • Fort Kent
  • Fort Kent
  • Frankfort
  • Franklin
  • Freeport
  • Freeport
  • Frenchboro
  • Frenchville
  • Friendship
  • Fryeburg
  • Gardiner
  • Garland
  • Georgetown
  • Glen Cove
  • Gorham
  • Gorham
  • Gouldsboro
  • Grand Isle
  • Grand Lake Stream
  • Gray
  • Greenbush
  • Greene
  • Greenville
  • Guilford
  • Hallowell
  • Hampden
  • Hampden
  • Hancock
  • Harmony
  • Harpswell
  • Harrington
  • Harrison
  • Hartland
  • Hebron
  • Hermon
  • Hinckley
  • Hiram
  • Holden
  • Hollis
  • Hope
  • Houlton
  • Houlton
  • Howland
  • Hudson
  • Island Falls
  • Isle au Haut
  • Islesboro
  • Islesford
  • Jackman
  • Jay
  • Jefferson
  • Jonesboro
  • Jonesport
  • Kenduskeag
  • Kennebunk
  • Kennebunk
  • Kennebunkport
  • Kennebunkport
  • Kents Hill
  • Kingfield
  • Kingman
  • Kittery
  • Kittery
  • Kittery Point
  • Lagrange
  • Lebanon
  • Lee
  • Leeds
  • Levant
  • Lewiston
  • Liberty
  • Limerick
  • Limestone
  • Limington
  • Lincoln
  • Lincoln
  • Lincolnville
  • Lisbon
  • Lisbon Falls
  • Livermore
  • Livermore Falls
  • Long Island
  • Lovell
  • Lubec
  • Machias
  • Machiasport
  • Madawaska
  • Madawaska
  • Madison
  • Manchester
  • Mapleton
  • Mars Hill
  • Matinicus Isle
  • Mattawamkeag
  • Mechanic Falls
  • Medway
  • Mexico
  • Milbridge
  • Milford
  • Millinocket
  • Milo
  • Minot
  • Monhegan
  • Monmouth
  • Monroe
  • Monson
  • Monticello
  • Morrill
  • Mount Desert
  • Mount Vernon
  • Naples
  • New Gloucester
  • New Harbor
  • New Portland
  • New Sharon
  • New Sweden
  • New Vineyard
  • Newcastle
  • Newfield
  • Newport
  • Nobleboro
  • Norridgewock
  • Norridgewock
  • North Anson
  • North Berwick
  • North Berwick
  • North Bridgton
  • North Haven
  • North Jay
  • North Monmouth
  • North New Portland
  • North Yarmouth
  • Northeast Harbor
  • Norway
  • Norway
  • Oakfield
  • Oakland
  • Oakland
  • Ogunquit
  • Olamon
  • Old Orchard Beach
  • Old Town
  • Orland
  • Orono
  • Orono
  • Orr's Island
  • Orrington
  • Otter Creek
  • Owls Head
  • Oxford
  • Oxford
  • Palermo
  • Palmyra
  • Paris
  • Parsonsfield
  • Patten
  • Peaks Island
  • Pemaquid
  • Pembroke
  • Penobscot
  • Perry
  • Peru
  • Phillips
  • Phippsburg
  • Pittsfield
  • Pittsfield
  • Poland
  • Porter
  • Portland
  • Pownal
  • Presque Isle
  • Princeton
  • Randolph
  • Rangeley
  • Raymond
  • Readfield
  • Richmond
  • Robbinston
  • Rockland
  • Rockport
  • Rockwood
  • Rumford
  • Rumford
  • Sabattus
  • Saco
  • Saint Agatha
  • Saint Albans
  • Saint Francis
  • Salsbury Cove
  • Sandy Point
  • Sanford
  • Sanford
  • Sangerville
  • Scarborough
  • Scarborough
  • Seal Harbor
  • Searsmont
  • Searsport
  • Sebago
  • Sebec
  • Sedgwick
  • Shapleigh
  • Sherman Station
  • Shirley Mills
  • Sinclair
  • Skowhegan
  • Skowhegan
  • Smithfield
  • Soldier Pond
  • Solon
  • South Berwick
  • South Bristol
  • South China
  • South Gardiner
  • South Paris
  • South Portland
  • South Thomaston
  • Southport
  • Southwest Harbor
  • Springfield
  • Springvale
  • Standish
  • Stetson
  • Steuben
  • Stockholm
  • Stockton Springs
  • Stonington
  • Stratton
  • Strong
  • Sullivan
  • Sumner
  • Sunset
  • Surry
  • Swans Island
  • Tenants Harbor
  • Thomaston
  • Thorndike
  • Topsfield
  • Topsham
  • Topsham
  • Troy
  • Turner
  • Union
  • Unity
  • Unity
  • Van Buren
  • Vanceboro
  • Vassalboro
  • Vinalhaven
  • Waldoboro
  • Waldoboro
  • Warren
  • Washburn
  • Washington
  • Waterboro
  • Waterford
  • Waterville
  • Wayne
  • Weld
  • Wells
  • Wesley
  • West Baldwin
  • West Enfield
  • West Kennebunk
  • West Newfield
  • West Paris
  • Westbrook
  • Whitefield
  • Whiting
  • Wilton
  • Windham
  • Windsor
  • Winslow
  • Winter Harbor
  • Winterport
  • Winterport
  • Winthrop
  • Winthrop
  • Wiscasset
  • Woolwich
  • Wytopitlock
  • Yarmouth
  • Yarmouth
  • York
© 2012 - 2019 Harbor Compliance. All rights reserved. Harbor Compliance is not an accounting or law firm and does not provide tax, financial, or legal advice.