Vending Machine License
Every person who sells or offers goods for sale through a vending machine in the state of Maryland must obtain a vending machine license from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the machines are located. The license fee is $2.50 for each vending machine.
A vending machine license is not required if the following items are offered for sale:
1. Cigarettes - Special laws govern the sales of cigarettes through a vending machine. For more information, contact the State License Bureau or the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county in which the vending machine will be located.
4. Paper cups
5. Paper or cloth towels
6. Postage stamps
7. Sanitary napkins
9. Toilet seat covers
The license year is from May 1st through April 30th.
The legal requirements for the vending machine license can be found in Title 17, Subtitle 19 of the Business Regulation Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.
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