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FAQ: State Business Licenses

What kinds of services are available from the State License Bureau?

The State License Bureau can answer questions, provide helpful brochures and offer other assistance in special cases. We can provide the Clerks of the Court access to important data, including information provided by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. We can also provide important data to local government finance officials, helping them to expedite license clearances. In addition, agents from the Comptroller's Field Enforcement Bureau can resolve cases involving bad checks issued to local governments. For more information, contact the State License Bureau at 410-260-6240.

 



 
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Business License FAQs
  1 - Does every business need a license?
  2 - What types of businesses require a license?
  3 - Are wholesalers exempt from the Trader's License requirement?
  4 - What's the difference between a Trader's License and a Trader's Show License?
  5 - What should construction businesses remember?
  6 - Are out-of-state construction business working in Maryland required to obtain a special license?
  7 - What about nonprofit organizations?
  8 - What should auctioneers keep in mind?
  9 - What is a Declaration of Inventory form?
  10 - What kinds of services are available from the State License Bureau?
  11 - If I'm the new owner of a business, am I liable for any delinquencies incurred by the previous owner?
  12 - What if a business fails to remit required license fees to the local Clerk of the Court?
  13 - How far back can state officials investigate a delinquent license matter?
  14 - Where can customers report a complaint about a business?
  15 - What are the fees for the Trader's License?
  16 - What should I remember about license renewals?
 
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