Maryland Courts

Business Licenses

Many business licenses may be obtained from the Clerks of the Circuit Court. If you are considering opening a business in Frederick County, please contact the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at (301) 600-1962 to determine whether you need to obtain a business license.

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)