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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.

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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

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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. Twitter Facebook

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.

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.

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.

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. Twitter Facebook

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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Food License
Anyone who wishes to sell or distribute food must obtain a food license from the Baltimore City Health Department. Twitter Facebook

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. Twitter Facebook

1001 E. Fayette Street
Bureau of Environmental Health, Baltimore City Health Department
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-4424
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Latino Economic Development Center
LEDC is a nonprofit that works to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate-income Latinos and other underserved communities in the Greater DC and Baltimore metro areas.

Rodrigo Cordon
3500 Boston Street, Suite 317
Baltimore, Maryland 21224
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. Facebook

Christine Bivens
100 Holiday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-2818
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Minor Privilege
Guidelines on what can and cannot be placed outdoors within the public right of way. Twitter Facebook

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, Maryland 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.

Ingrid Roberts
10 South Howard St
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410) 727-1929
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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. Twitter Facebook

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. Twitter Facebook

1001 E. Fayette Street
Bureau of Environmental Health, Baltimore City Health Department
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-4428
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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. Twitter Facebook

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, Maryland 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. 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. Twitter Facebook

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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