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Licensing Services - Enterprise

Who must apply for an enterprise license?
Anyone who intends to operate an amusement park, theater, dance hall, for-profit swimming pool, park, carnival, circus, roller skating rink, miniature golf course, driving range, pitch & putt course or pony ring.

What is an enterprise?
Any of the activities noted above.

When must one obtain an enterprise license?
An enterprise license must be obtained prior to operating any of the above noted activities. (This license does not apply in Chevy Chase Village, Town of Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Garrett Park, Kensington, Laytonsville, Poolesville, Rockville, Town of Somerset and Washington Grove.)

How does one obtain an enterprise license?
Applications and information on the required attachments are available here: Enterprise License Application

Is there a fee?
See the fee schedule to determine the appropriate fee: Fee Schedule

What is the process for obtaining an Enterprise License?

Personnel with the Licensure & Regulatory Services section are available to discuss questions during regular working hours (Monday-Friday) 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 240-777-3986.

The license application for a newly established enterprise must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county for at least two weeks prior to issuing the license. Licensure & Regulatory Services arranges for the advertisement at the applicant's expense.