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Public Comment- Town Business License Program

Over the past few months, the Board of Town Commissioners has been reviewing the Town's existing business license program to make changes to ease the burden on both our Business Community as well as Town Staff.  The Commissioners are seeking input from residents and business owners on the proposed changes. 

Proposed changed include:
• Changing it from a 1-year Licenses to 2-year licenses (to reduce staff workload of processing license every year)
• Updated fee schedule (to be set by a separate Resolution)
        o Regular Business: $300.00 (for a 2-year license or $150 per year)
        o Home-Based Business: $25.00
• Inclusion of home-based businesses into the program (as long as they meet State & County requirements)
• Removal of the Liquor Fee to help streamline the process.
• Removal of the lottery fee (deemed to be non-compliant with State law)
• Authorizes the Town Administrator and Director of Finance to utilize a web-based system to manage this program.

Proposed Ordinance Timeline:
Board Discussion: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 Regular Worksession
Introduction & Public Comment: Tuesday, April 13th, 2021, Regular Town Meeting
Board Discussion: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 Regular Worksession
Public Comment & Board Approval: Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 Regular Town Meeting
Effective Date: Monday, June 1st, 2021

Read the Full Ordinance HERE

Read the Fee Resolution HERE

How to submit Public Comment: 
  • Email Comments to Info@UpperMarlboroMD.gov
  • Mail comments to 14211 School Lane Upper Marlboro MD 20772
  • Attend the Tuesday, April 13th Regular Town Meeting (via Zoom) to provide in-person comments.
Questions or concerns? Email Info@UpperMarlboroMD.gov or call 301-627-6905