Maryland Business Licenses

We help you obtain and maintain licenses for your business or nonprofit nationwide

General Maryland Guides & Resources

These guides provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for starting a business or nonprofit, registering with state authorities, and establishing a compliant organization.

Business Resources:

Construction License

Get your Maryland construction licenses. Harbor Compliance assists with initial and renewal registrations in every state.

How to Form an LLC

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions to form a limited liability company in Maryland. Do it yourself or purchase our formation service.

How to Incorporate

Total cost, time, and step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate in Maryland. Do it yourself or purchase our incorporation service.

Licensing Resources

Maryland Business Licensing Guides and Information.

Start a Business

Total time, cost, and paperwork to start your business in Maryland today! Our affordable formation services are state-specific.

Nonprofit Resources:

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Total cost, time, and how to start a nonprofit in Maryland. Instruction and services to assist with your non-profit formation.

Nonprofit Compliance

Comprehensive solutions (and free resources) to help manage your fundraising, tax exemption, license renewals, and other nonprofit compliance activities in Maryland, and across the US.


Maryland Business Licenses for Regulated Industries

Our licensing guides provide a wealth of information including requirements, filing instructions, fees, timelines to licensure, and more for a range of industries and activities.


Maryland Corporate Filings

These web pages provide detailed information on state filings required to form an entity, register a name, gain authority to operate, maintain good standing, and more.


Maryland Tax Filings

Find the information you need to register for state taxes or seek tax exemptions.


Maryland State Licensing Agencies

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

  • Comptroller of
  • Comptroller of - Revenue Administration Division - Motor-fuel, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit
  • Board for Professional Land Surveyors
  • Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects
  • Board of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors
  • Board of Pharmacy
  • Board of Plumbing
  • Board of Public Accountancy
  • Department of Business and Economic Development
  • Department of Health - Office of Provider Engagement & CDS Registration
  • Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board for Professional Engineers
  • Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Board of Architects
  • Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Division of Unemployment Insurance
  • Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation
  • Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation - Real Estate Commission
  • Department of the Environment - Asbestos Program
  • Home Builder Registration Unit
  • Home Improvement Commission
  • Insurance Administration
  • Public Service Commission
  • Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Division
  • State Board of Master Electricians
  • State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
  • State Police

Maryland Local Business Licences

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

County / Parish

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  • Charles County
  • Dorchester County
  • Frederick County
  • Garrett County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Kent County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Queen Anne's County
  • Somerset County
  • St. Mary's County
  • Talbot County
  • Washington County
  • Wicomico County
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City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

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  • Aberdeen
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  • Abingdon
  • Accokeek
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  • Adelphi
  • Annapolis
  • Annapolis Junction
  • Arbutus
  • Arnold
  • Ashton
  • Aspen Hill
  • Ballenger Creek
  • Baltimore
  • Bel Air
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  • Belcamp
  • Beltsville
  • Bennsville
  • Berlin
  • Bethesda
  • Bethlehem
  • Bladensburg
  • Bowie
  • Boyds
  • Brandywine
  • Brentwood
  • Brookeville
  • Brooklandville
  • Brooklyn
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  • Brownsville
  • Brunswick
  • Burtonsville
  • Butler
  • Cabin John
  • California
  • Calverton
  • Cambridge
  • Camp Springs
  • Cape Saint Claire
  • Capitol Heights
  • Carney
  • Catonsville
  • Cecilton
  • Centreville
  • Charlotte Hall
  • Chase
  • Cheltenham
  • Chesapeake Beach
  • Chester
  • Chestertown
  • Cheverly
  • Chevy Chase
  • Chillum
  • Churchville
  • Clarksburg
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  • Clinton
  • Cloverly
  • Cockeysville
  • Colesville
  • College Park
  • Colora
  • Columbia
  • Compton
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  • Edgewood
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  • Elkridge
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  • Funkstown
  • Gaithersburg
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  • Garrison
  • Germantown
  • Glen Arm
  • Glen Burnie
  • Glen Echo
  • Glenelg
  • Glenn Dale
  • Glenwood
  • Glyndon
  • Goddard
  • Grasonville
  • Great Mills
  • Greater Landover
  • Green Valley
  • Greenbelt
  • Gunpowder
  • Gwynn Oak
  • Hagerstown
  • Halethorpe
  • Hampstead
  • Hancock
  • Hanover
  • Harwood
  • Havre de Grace
  • Henderson
  • Highfield-Cascade
  • Hillcrest Heights
  • Hillsmere Shores
  • Hollywood
  • Hughesville
  • Hunt Valley
  • Huntingtown
  • Hurlock
  • Hyattsville
  • Ijamsville
  • Indian Head
  • Jarrettsville
  • Jefferson
  • Jessup
  • Joint Base Andrews
  • Joppa
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  • Kensington
  • Kettering
  • Keymar
  • Kingsville
  • Knoxville
  • La Plata
  • Lake Arbor
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  • Lansdowne
  • Largo
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  • Leonardtown
  • Lexington Park
  • Linganore-Bartonsville
  • Linthicum Heights
  • Lisbon
  • Lochearn
  • Luke
  • Lusby
  • Lutherville-Timonium
  • Manchester
  • Marriottsville
  • Maryland City
  • Mayo
  • McDaniel
  • McHenry
  • Mechanicsville
  • Middle River
  • Middletown
  • Milford Mill
  • Millersville
  • Mitchellville
  • Monkton
  • Monrovia
  • Montgomery Village
  • Mount Airy
  • Mount Rainier
  • Myersville
  • Nanjemoy
  • Nanticoke
  • New Carrollton
  • New Market
  • New Windsor
  • Newark
  • North Beach
  • North Bethesda
  • North East
  • North Kensington
  • North Laurel
  • North Potomac
  • Nottingham
  • Oakland
  • Ocean City
  • Ocean Pines
  • Odenton
  • Oldtown
  • Olney
  • Owings
  • Owings Mills
  • Oxon Hill
  • Oxon Hill-Glassmanor
  • Parkton
  • Parkville
  • Parole
  • Pasadena
  • Patuxent River
  • Perry Hall
  • Perryman
  • Perryville
  • Phoenix
  • Pikesville
  • Pocomoke City
  • Point of Rocks
  • Poolesville
  • Port Deposit
  • Potomac
  • Preston
  • Prince Frederick
  • Princess Anne
  • Pylesville
  • Randallstown
  • Redland
  • Reisterstown
  • Ridge
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  • Rising Sun
  • Riva
  • Riverdale Park
  • Rock Point
  • Rockville
  • Rosaryville
  • Rosedale
  • Rossville
  • Saint Charles
  • Saint Inigoes
  • Saint Leonard
  • Saint Marys City
  • Saint Michaels
  • Salisbury
  • Sandy Spring
  • Savage
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  • Severn
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  • Shady Side
  • Silver Spring
  • Simpsonville
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  • Spencerville
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