Business Licenses



New Business License Applications


Please visit Maryland Business Licenses Online to apply for a new business license online. 




Business License Renewals 


The Business License Division issues licenses and accepts renewals of Licenses for certain specified Maryland businesses located within Prince George's County. To find out whether you are required to obtain a business license from the Clerk's Office go to State of Maryland Business License Information System (BLIS).
If you are renewing your business licenses, please mail your renewal application along with the associated fee (check or money order) to the Clerk’s Office, 14735 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772. 

Online payments will be accepted for all business license application fees.  Click here to access the eLicense Portal and make a payment.
All renewal applications with Prince George's County Finance Office or Comptroller of Maryland holds must be resolved before your application can be processed by the Clerk's Office.
All municipality taxes must be paid prior to submitting your application to the Clerk's Office.  The renewal application must include a tax clearance letter.  Please contact the appropriate municipality government office directly for more information.
      Prince George's County Finance Office:  (301) 952-4030
      Comptroller of Maryland:  (410) 649-0633
 Business license information may also be obtained from the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Licensing Division.


Online Resources

For more information on business licenses and opening a Maryland business, please visit the following sites:

  • Business License Information System (includes startup information and an alphabetized list of all State licenses and permits)
  • Comptroller of Maryland - Business Information and Services (includes business license tips, frequently asked questions, employer withholding information, tax registration