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Applying for a Business License

Business Licenses

The Clerk of the Court (410-313-5850) issues some business licenses. There is an application process and fees associated with obtaining a business license. The license department is located at the Land Records/Licensing Department for the Circuit Court at the Thomas Dorsey Building, 9250 Bendix Road, Columbia, Maryland 21045.

Businesses operating within the county can get license applications from the Clerk of the Court (410-313-5850), obtain approval from Finance and Planning and Zoning, and return to the Clerk of the Court to pay fees and/or penalties. 

Solicitors' and Peddlers' Licenses
Door-to-door sales people are required to register (fee) with Consumer Affairs (410-313-6420).

Environmental Health (410-313-2640) licenses food service facilities. The fee depends upon the type of business.