The Licensing Division issues various kinds of licenses including taxicabs, building trades (electrical, plumbing, mechanical, etc), amusements, bingo, and gaming for fundraising. Click on a license category below to access more information about applying for or renewing a license.
License TypesClick on a License Type for more information and to apply/renew.
Auctioneer LicenseOne who receives compensation for conducting an auction sale
Bingo Manufacturer and Distributor LicensePerson who manufactures, sells, causes or otherwise provides or distributes bingo equipment or supplies to commercial bingo license holders
Carnival LicenseCarnivals, bazaars, lawn-fete or similar fundraising events for no more than 12 days per year
Circus LicenseThe circus license will only authorize the presentation of performances by people or animals
Coin Operated DevicesOne video, pinball or similar game
Drag Races LicenseDrag races in a single location for no more than three days in each week for a calendar year
Fundraising EventsLicense authorizes bingo, paddle wheels, big-six wheels, and wheels of fortune for charitable organizations.
Huckster LicenseOne who moves about the county, or goes door to door offering various products for sale or trade.
Liquid Waste Hauler LicenseEmptying or cleaning of any sewage disposal facility
Massage Therapy EstablishmentAn establishment or premises occupied and used for the purpose of practicing massage therapy or massage therapy training.
Mobile Home Dealer LicenseAuthorizes the selling of mobile homes within the county
Mobile Home Park LicenseOperating a property with more than one residential mobile home
Mobile Home Space Permit LicenseOne mobile home on residential property if home was lawfully in use since April 1966
Multiple Dwelling LicenseMaintaining and operating apartments, bed and breakfasts, hotels, motels, rooming houses and residences with two or more units
Parade LicenseProcession of people, vehicles, and/or floats
Pawnbroker LicenseOne who operates a Pawnbroker business
Roadside Vendor LicenseThose who offer products for sale at roadside stands or from mobile facilities parked along the roads
Second Hand Dealer LicenseA person who commercially acquires and trades with the public in tangible personal property
Short Term Residential RentalShort term residential rental as defined by the County Code
Taxi Cab Operator LicenseThose who own or operate cabs for fares originating within the county
Taxi Cab Vehicle Registration LicenseA license is required for any vehicle that is owned or operated and used as a taxi that picks up fares beginning in Anne Arundel County. This license is not required for personal rideshare services.
Towing Company LicenseThose who own or operate tow equipment for nonconsensual towing and in response to police department requests
License TypesClick on a License Type below for more information and links to Apply/Renew
Disposal System Contractor LicenseA Disposal System Contractors license for private sewerage systems and semi-public sewerage systems.
Electrician LicenseMaster general electrician , master limited electrician or restricted electrician
Mechanical LicenseThose who install, maintain or repair air conditioning, heating or refrigeration systems
Plumber and/or Gas Fitter LicenseApprentice, journeyman, master, restricted gasfitter and plumber who install, maintain, or repair plumbing systems
Utility Contractor LicenseA Utility Contractors license for a private water distribution system, private sewerage system, private storm drain system, etc.
Water Conditioner Installer LicenseThis license only allows for the installation of a water conditioner. It does not allow the license holder to conduct any electrical work associated with the installation. There is no fee associated with this license.
Land Use Navigator
The Land Use Navigator is a web based application that allows customers to access County licensing services online.
System Help Land Use Navigator 2023 Special Events Calendar
The Permit Center is the County's central location for customers to apply for licenses should they be unable to do so online.
Annapolis, MD 21401