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 Maine.gov 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:
A list of professions linked to the government licensing agencies’ websites.