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State's Attorney's Office

Licensing & Registration

Secondhand Personal Property

The Office of Consumer Protection licenses secondhand personal property dealers.  You can obtain our on-line fillable application here: 

Please note that a license application on behalf of a partnership must be applied for by and issued to all of the partners who are authorized to act for the partnership.  Please complete a partnership addendum  for each partner authorized to act for a partnership.  You can obtain the Partnership Addendum here:

[To download the files you MUST have Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 7) installed on your system.  If necessary you may download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader here.]

Mail the completed application and check or money order (cash is not accepted) payable to "Montgomery County, Maryland" in the amount of $50.00 to Office of Consumer Protection, Licensing & Registration Unit, 100 Maryland Avenue, Suite 330, Rockville, MD 20850.

Licenses are valid for one year and expire on July 30th. Any person who fails to obtain the license is subject to a $500.00 Civil Citation and an Order for Abatement.  Failure to comply with the Order is subject to contempt proceedings.