Business License Information

Many business licenses may be obtained from the Clerks of the Circuit Court. If you are considering opening a business in Talbot County, please contact the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at (410) 822-2611 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:

  • Maryland Business Express Online Portal
    Search the licensing system of the Maryland Judiciary for issued licenses. Apply, edit, and renew your Maryland business licenses online.
  • Maryland Business Resources
    (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)