Maryland Business License

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General Business License Requirements for Maryland.

Business licenses are often required of business entities, regardless of their products and services. This page provides an overview of business license requirements in Maryland.

Maryland General Business Licenses

Maryland Business License

Not required



General Business License licensure is not required on the State level in Maryland.

Maryland does not have a general business license at the state level, but local licenses are often required.

Any person or business organization must obtain a construction license from the Clerk of the Circuit Court on an annual basis if it does work on new or commercial properties only.  

Maryland Business License - Construction Firm

Agency:Maryland Courts Clerk's Office
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Online or email cecilcountylicensing@mdcourts.gov

Agency Fee:

Determined by business type. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Online or email cecilcountylicensing@mdcourts.gov

Agency Fee:

Determined by business type. 

Due:

Annually by April 30. 

Local General Business Licenses

City of Baltimore Business License

Agency:City of Baltimore Department of Finance - Bureau of Revenue Collections (MD)
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Business License Registration Application 

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Determined by business type. Fees are listed on application. 

Registration Renewal

Form:

Business License Registration Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail 

Agency Fee:

Fees are determined by business type. Fees are listed on application. 

Due:

Annually by April 30. 

City of District Heights (MD) Business License

Initial Registration

Form:

Business license applications must be requested in person or by contacting the city Code Enforcement Office at (301) 336-1400.

Filing Method:

File by mail or in person.

Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:

Not all District Heights, MD addresses are under the jurisdiction of the city. Contact the Code Enforcement Office to determine whether the project address falls under city or county jurisdiction.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal information is sent to licensees prior to expiration.

Filing Method:

File by mail or in person.

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Law:

District Heights City Code Of Ordinances, Article I, Sec. 702 (b)

Prince George's County Business License - Electrical Contractor - Limited

More Information:

https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/4165/Business-Licenses

Agency:Prince George's County Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement Department (MD)
Law:

(CB-109-1979; CB-109-1980; CB-96-1989; CB-99-1991; CB-52-1995; CB-40-2000; CB-41-2015)

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$231

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$231

Due:

Biennially by date of issuance. 

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