The good news! The City of Frederick does not require a general business license.
Nevertheless, there are requirements at the federal, state, and local level to become a legally operating business. Recognize that every business is unique and permits, licenses and forms will vary between industries and business models.
2. Obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
The EIN is used by the federal government to identify a business entity.
Apply for an EIN online here.
3. Apply for Industry-Specific Licenses
Most businesses require additional licenses depending on their industry and the nature of the operations. Statewide licenses and permits can be searched here.
The Frederick County Clerk of Court can advise you of specific industry-required licensing.
Ask which State-wide licenses you will need at 301-600-1962.
Common Industry Licenses