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City of Baltimore Licensing and Permits

This database contains the most typical Baltimore City permits and licenses that a business may require. Other city, state or federal permits or licenses may also be required. For state and federal permits and licenses, visit the Maryland Business License Information System.

Licenses and Permits

   
Greater Baltimore Urban League
The Greater Baltimore Urban League – Since 1924, we have been helping disadvantaged Marylanders gain access to equal opportunity in employment, education, health care, housing and the civic arena. We encourage you to join the GBUL and take advantage of the many opportunities available to improve the quality of life for you and your community. The Greater Baltimore Urban League, Inc. (GBUL) is one of the local affiliates of the National Urban League– a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multi-ethnic, social service organization. Through direct service delivery, advocacy, referrals, community capacity building, information dissemination and technical assistance, the League accomplishes its mission to improve social and economic conditions and opportunities for African-Americans and other people who face barriers to full participation in American society. Twitter Facebook
Specialty: Accelerator / Incubator / CoWorking / Makerspace, African American Business, Bid Matching and Preparation, Board Development, Bonding, Business Issues Related to a Specific City, Business Management Training, Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review, Business Plan Training and Assistance, Business Research Resources, Buying or Selling a Franchise, Conference/Meeting and Event Space, Contract Review, Demographic/Census Data, E-Commerce/Internet Marketing, Employee Development, Hiring and Policies, Feasibility Studies, Formal Mentoring Programs, Forming a Business, Home-Based Business Training, Identification/Research of Foreign Markets, Internship Program, Leadership/Professional Development, Lease Review, Market Plan Development, Market Plan Development and Training, Market Research, Maryland Business Issues, Obtaining Corporate Contracts, Obtaining Government Contracts, One-on-One Counseling, Peer Mentoring, Purchasing an Existing Business, Registration, License and Permits, Registration, Licenses and Permits, Site Location, Small Business Policy, Small Business/General, Startup Business Counseling, Startup Classes, Strategic Planning, Student Marketing Projects, Student Research Projects, Valuation, Women's Business, Women, Minority & Business Disadvantaged Certification, Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Michele Holcombe
512 Orchard St.
Raymond V. Haysbert Sr., Center for Entrepreneurship housed in the Greater Baltimore Urban League
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 523-8150
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Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation
This site will provide you with the resources to start a business in Maryland. Please note that an electronic government service fee of $3 for eCheck or 3% credit card will be applied to filings with payment processed through Maryland Business Express. Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation will apply an expedited fee to each filing through Maryland Business Express. Twitter Facebook
Specialty: Forming a Business, Government Requirements, Registration, License and Permits, Registration, Licenses and Permits

301 W. Preston Street
8th Flr.
Baltimore, MD 21201-2395
Phone: (410) 767-1184
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Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation
If you are seeking information about a License in the State of Maryland for your business log on to www.dllr.state.md.us. Twitter Facebook
Specialty: Registration, Licenses and Permits

500 North Calvert Street,
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Alarm Registration
The Baltimore City Code, Police Ordinances Article 19, Subtitle 8, requires an alarm system contractor, monitor and user to register with the Police Commissioner annually. Baltimore Housing manages the False Alarm Reduction Program on behalf of the Baltimore Police Department.

Angela Banks
P.O. Box 17283
Baltimore Police Department, False Alarm Reduction Program
Baltimore, MD 21297
Phone: (410) 396-3575
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Amusement Device Registration
This license is required for any establishment that wants to operate amusement device games on its premises.

Dawn Cherry
200 Holliday Street
First Floor Room 3 - Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue Collections, Miscellaneous Tax/License Unit
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 361-9690
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Auctioneer License
This license is required for any person or business to perform auctioneer services.

Dawn Cherry
200 Holliday Street
First Floor Room 3 - Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue Collections, Miscellaneous Tax/License Unit
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 361-9690
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Business License Registration
Some businesses in Baltimore must have a business license. Click on this profile to view more details on industries impacted.

Dawn Cherry
200 Holliday Street
First Floor Room 3 - Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue Collections, Miscellaneous Tax/License Unit
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 361-9690
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Conditional Use Authorization (for Live Entertainment and/or Dancing)
A conditional use authorization is required for an establishment that will be using live entertainment and/or dancing. Twitter Facebook

417 E. Fayette Street
Room 147 - Baltimore Housing, Office of the Zoning Administrator
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-3237
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Construction Permit
A construction permit and/or use permit is required in Baltimore. Twitter Facebook

417 E. Fayette Street
Rm 100 - Baltimore Housing
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-3237
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Construction Permit Amendment/Extension
Information for amending or extending a construction permit. Twitter Facebook

417 E. Fayette Street
Rm 100 - Baltimore Housing
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 547-9247
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Driveway Installation Permit
Application to install a driveway.

200 Holliday Street
Room 6 - Department of Transportation Baltimore City, Right of Way Permits Section
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-4508
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Federal Hill Main Street
The Baltimore Main Streets program is a neighborhood revitalization program that provides customized support and technical assistance to the City’s commercial corridors. Twitter Facebook

Hillary Chester
42 E. Cross St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 727-4500
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Food License
Anyone who wishes to sell or distribute food must obtain a food license from the Baltimore City Health Department.

1001 E. Fayette Street
Environmental Health, Baltimore City Health Department
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-4424
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Food Service Manager License
Each moderate and high priority risk food facilities must employ a certified food manager (CFM) who is licensed with the City Health Department.

1001 E. Fayette Street
Bureau of Environmental Health, Baltimore City Health Department
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-4424
Website
Latino Economic Development Center
LEDC is a nonprofit organization that equips entrepreneurs and small business owners with capital and technical assistance / LEDC es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que apoya emprendedores y empresarios con asistencia técnica y microcrédito. Facebook

Omar Velasco
10 East North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (443) 708-7054
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Liquor License
This license is required if you wish to serve alcohol at your establishment.

231 E. Baltimore St.
6th Floor - Baltimore City Liquor License Board
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-4377
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Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development
MWBD serves as the City of Baltimore’s advocate for small, local, minority and women-owned companies including prime contractors, subcontractors, and joint venture partners.

Paul Taylor
100 Holiday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-3818
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Minor Privilege
Guidelines on what can and cannot be placed outdoors within the public right of way.

200 Holliday Street
Room 204 - Department of Transportation, Minor Privilege Section
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-3346
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Pawnbroker License
This license is required for any business that wants to operate as a pawnbroker facility.

200 Holliday Street
First Floor Room 3 - Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue Collections, Miscellaneous Tax/License Unit
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 361-9690
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Pigtown Main Street
We provide assistance to business owners and commercial property owners along the 700-1300 blocks of Washington Blvd in Historic Pigtown.

Ben Hyman
763 Washington Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (443) 908-7038
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Retail Business District License
This license is required for all retail business establishments located within the ten retail districts.

200 Holliday Street
First Floor Room 3 - Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue Collections, Miscellaneous Tax/License Unit
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 361-9690
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SCORE-Greater Baltimore
Non Profit aligned with SBA to foster vibrant small Business Communities through mentoring and education.

Baltimore SCORE
10 South Howard St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (443) 451-7160
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Simulated Slot Machine License
This license is required for any establishment that wants to operate simulated slot machine games on its premises.

200 Holliday Street
First Floor Room 3 - Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue Collections, Miscellaneous Tax/License Unit
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 361-9690
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Solid Waste Permit
Anyone who wishes to transport waste to the City landfill must obtain a permit from the City Health Department. The type and cost of permit depends on the size and weight of the vehicle.

1001 E. Fayette Street
Bureau of Environmental Health, Baltimore City Health Department
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-4428
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Street Vendor License
The license is required for anyone wanting to sell food products or merchandise of any kind on any street in Baltimore City.

200 Holliday Street
First Floor Room 3 - Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue Collections, Miscellaneous Tax/License Unit
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 361-9690
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Tattooing License
Anyone who wishes to maintain, operate, or conduct a tattoo establishment in Baltimore City must obtain a license from the Baltimore City Health Department.

1001 E. Fayette Street
Bureau of Environmental Health, Baltimore City Health Department
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-4428
Website
Temporary Use of Right of Way
For builders or citizens temporary use of the right of way includes excavation, scaffolds, dumpsters, fences and parking. Right of Way is any public space such as streets and sidewalks.

200 Holliday Street
Room 6 - Department of Transportation, Right of Way Permits Section
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-4508
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US Commercial Service
The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service is dedicated to helping U.S. companies; especially small and medium-sized enterprises compete and win in the global marketplace.

Paul Matino
300 West Pratt St. Suite 300
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 962-4539
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Use and Occupancy Permit
A Use & Occupancy permit is required for any newly-constructed structure or addition, to use for any purpose previously vacant land, to make any change in the authorized use of any land structure, or to make a change in a business' ownership. $73 FEE FOR 1-AND 2-FAMILY DWELLINGS $98 FEE FOR ALL OTHER PROPERTIES Twitter Facebook

417 E. Fayette Street
Rm 100 - Baltimore Housing
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-3237
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Wastewater Discharge Permit
Any discharge of non-residential waste into the City wastewater system will require a Wastewater Discharge Permit.

8201 Eastern Boulevard
Department of Public Works, Bureau of Water and Wastewater, Pollution Control Section
Baltimore, MD 21224
Phone: (410) 396-9695
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Will Holmes Consulting WHC
Will Holmes Consulting is a MBE certified, business management and technology consulting firm with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Los Angeles, California. We develop technology, training, marketing and business process solutions for government agencies, non-profit organizations, universities and new and growing companies in North America, Africa and Asia. Facebook LinkedIn

Will Holmes
622 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (410) 914-7730
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