Maryland Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Maryland 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 Maryland-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

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

  • Allegany County
  • Anne Arundel County
  • Baltimore County
  • Calvert County
  • Caroline County
  • Carroll County
  • Cecil County
  • Charles County
  • Dorchester County
  • Frederick County
  • Garrett County
  • Harford County
  • Howard County
  • Kent County
  • Prince George's County
  • Queen Anne's County
  • Somerset County
  • St. Mary's County
  • Talbot County
  • Washington County
  • Wicomico County
  • Worcester County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground
  • Abingdon
  • Accokeek
  • Adamstown
  • Adelphi
  • Annapolis
  • Annapolis Junction
  • Arbutus
  • Arnold
  • Ashton
  • Aspen Hill
  • Ballenger Creek
  • Baltimore
  • Bel Air
  • Bel Air North
  • Bel Air South
  • Belcamp
  • Beltsville
  • Bennsville
  • Berlin
  • Bethesda
  • Bethlehem
  • Bladensburg
  • Bowie
  • Boyds
  • Brandywine
  • Brentwood
  • Brookeville
  • Brooklandville
  • Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Park
  • 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
  • Clarksville
  • Clinton
  • Cloverly
  • Cockeysville
  • Colesville
  • College Park
  • Colora
  • Columbia
  • Compton
  • Conowingo
  • Cooksville
  • Crisfield
  • Crofton
  • Crownsville
  • Cumberland
  • Curtis Bay
  • Damascus
  • Darlington
  • Darnestown
  • Davidsonville
  • Deal Island
  • Deale
  • Delmar
  • Denton
  • Derwood
  • District Heights
  • Dundalk
  • Dunkirk
  • East New Market
  • East Riverdale
  • Easton
  • Edgemere
  • Edgewater
  • Edgewood
  • Eldersburg
  • Elkridge
  • Elkton
  • Ellicott City
  • Emmitsburg
  • Essex
  • Fairland
  • Fallston
  • Faulkner
  • Federalsburg
  • Ferndale
  • Finksburg
  • Forest Hill
  • Forestville
  • Fork
  • Fort Meade
  • Fort Washington
  • Frederick
  • Friendly
  • Frostburg
  • Fruitland
  • Fulton
  • Funkstown
  • Gaithersburg
  • Gambrills
  • Garrett Park
  • 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
  • Joppatowne
  • Kensington
  • Kettering
  • Keymar
  • Kingsville
  • Knoxville
  • La Plata
  • Lake Arbor
  • Lake Shore
  • Lanham
  • Lanham-Seabrook
  • Lansdowne
  • Largo
  • Laurel
  • 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
  • Ridgely
  • 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
  • Savage
  • Severn
  • Severna Park
  • Shady Side
  • Silver Spring
  • Simpsonville
  • Smithsburg
  • Snow Hill
  • Solomons
  • South Kensington
  • South Laurel
  • Sparks Glencoe
  • Sparrows Point
  • Spencerville
  • Stevenson
  • Stevensville
  • Sudlersville
  • Suitland-Silver Hill
  • Sykesville
  • Takoma Park
  • Taneytown
  • Temple Hills
  • Thurmont
  • Towson
  • Travilah
  • Union Bridge
  • Upper Marlboro
  • Valley Lee
  • Vienna
  • Waldorf
  • Walkersville
  • Washington Grove
  • West Friendship
  • West Laurel
  • West River
  • Westernport
  • Westminster
  • Westover
  • Wheaton-Glenmont
  • White Hall
  • White Marsh
  • White Oak
  • White Plains
  • Whiteford
  • Willards
  • Williamsport
  • Windsor Mill
  • Woodbine
  • Woodlawn
  • Woodmore
  • Woodsboro
  • Woodstock
  • Wye Mills
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