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What Business Licenses are Needed in Maine?

General Resources

Guides to Find the Right Business Licenses & Permits

Federal Licenses & Permits

Maine Licenses & Permits

Use Business Answers (the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development) to determine the business licenses and permits you'll need to start your business.

Establishing sole proprietorship, or partnership, or obtaining general licenses to operate a business, is managed at the town/city level in Maine. Contact your town office for information. Find their contact information at Local Government Portal

Corporations must register with the State of Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.

Certain professions and types of businesses require additional permits and licenses:

Other Licenses

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