Many business licenses may be obtained from the Clerks of the Circuit Court. If you are considering opening a business in Kent County, please contact the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at (410) 778-7460 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).