Business Licenses

COVID-19 Operations

Notice to our Customers:

The License Department is experiencing a high level of phone calls and emails regarding business license renewals, new business licenses and other important questions. Please note, if you have submitted your business license renewal application and associated fees via drop box or mail, please allow 4 to 6 weeks for your renewal to be processed. Your patience is much appreciated.

Appointments are required for in-person service. Please read the information below relating to obtaining a new business.

New Business License Applications


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


Business License Renewals


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. Or place the renewal application along with the associated fee in the drop box located in the atrium of the Judicial Admirative Services Building located at 14701 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.

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).

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