A State of Maryland Business License is required for most businesses, including retailers and wholesalers. A traders license is required for buying and re-selling. Business activities that require licenses include, but are not limited to: amusements; auctions; chain stores; construction; dry cleaners; farm machinery; garages; hawkers and peddlers; junk dealers; plumbing and gas fitters; restaurants; retail stores; storage warehouses; traders; and, vending machines. To determine whether your particular business activity requires licensing by the State, and needs to have any additional licenses and permits, contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county in which your business will be located.
The City of College Park does not license businesses. However, certain businesses may be required to obtain a valid Prince George's County Business License. To determine if your business requires this license please contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court at 301-952-3331.
You can get more information on State and local business license requirements from:
Department of Business and Economic Development
Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation
Applications for the Maryland business license may be obtained from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county in which your business will be located.
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
500 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Telephone: (410) 230-6000
If your business sells alcoholic beverages, solicits, uses amusement devices, is temporary or is a mobile vendor, you must apply for a City Amusement, Mobile, Vendor, Solicitor and Liquor license through the process detailed at www.collegeparkmd.gov/permitapps