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County Website – The official website of Saint Mary’s County, Maryland.

County Code – The Official Code of St Mary’s County, Maryland.

Department of Land Use & Growth Management – Important links & information pertaining to Permitting, Comprehensive Planning, Inspections, Development Services, etc.

Traffic Volumes – A .pdf file listing the average daily traffic volumes for the county.

Adopt a Road Program - In an effort to preserve the aesthetic beauty of the County, under this program, a homeowners association, business, group or other community organization may volunteer to clean up those roads within their subdivision or general geographic area. 

Adopt-A-Stop - A program that helps businesses, individuals, community organizations and schools make a real difference in their neighborhoods by "adopting" local bus shelters.

St. Mary's County GIS Web-Page - Your resource for GIS  information and mapping services.

The Alcohol Beverage Board - St. Mary’s County ABB is responsible for the issuance of alcoholic beverage licenses and has the authority to administer and enforce the provisions of Article 2B of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the local Rules and Regulations.

St. Mary’s County Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) - Works on behalf of all citizens and businesses to secure a sound resilient economy. The Department’s four divisions; Housing, Tourism, Agriculture & Seafood, Business Development and the Executive Director of the Community Development Corporation (CDC) work with citizen-led boards and commissions.

The St. Mary’s County Health Department - Providing essential programs and services to protect and promote the health of every St. Mary’s County resident.

St Mary's County, Maryland

Electric Power - Maryland Attorney General - Maryland residents are now able to choose who supplies their electricity. (Customers of municipal electric systems and some rural cooperative systems are the exceptions - see "Areas not participating.") Your local utility, now called your electric company, will still deliver the electricity to your home, but you can choose another company to generate the electricity, if other companies are making an offer in your area.

Washington Gas - For 160 years Washington Gas has been distributing natural gas to customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Washington Gas is a leading proponent of giving customers the freedom to choose their natural gas supplier, and provide residents with MARYLAND CUSTOMER CHOICE RESOURCES on its website.

MetCom - Created by the State Legislature in 1957 as a quasi - governmental,  non profit body, to supply water and sewer service to St. Mary's  County.


Maryland  - The official website for the State of Maryland.

Maryland Taxpayer Information - Filing and paying business taxes can be complicated. The Comptroller's Office is dedicated to making the process as simple and efficient as possible. Visit this special section for business taxpayers often for the latest information.

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) - The mission of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is to protect and restore the quality of Maryland’s air, water, and land resources, while fostering smart growth, economic development, healthy and safe communities, and quality environmental education for the benefit of the environment, public health, and future generations.

Maryland Checklist for New Businesses - Starting a business is an exciting and challenging undertaking. To help ensure your business' success, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the basic requirements for starting a business in Maryland. This link provides a convenient starting point.

The Maryland Green Registry - Help build a smarter, greener, more sustainable Maryland by putting these practices to work right in your own organization. The Maryland Green Registry is a voluntary, self-certification program offering tips and resources to help organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability.

Maryland Traffic Volume Maps - Depict the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) at various locations on Maryland’s roadways by county. Traffic Volume data is collected from over 3000 program count stations and 79 ATR’s, located throughout Maryland. Program count data is collected (both directions) at regular locations on a three year cycle (one-third of these are counted each year).

Maryland Department of Transportation (Mdot) - The official home page of Maryland’s Department of Transportation.

Mdots’ Specific Services Signing Program (Logo’s) - The program is to aid the traveling public by providing them with information of essential services available for their use along designated state highways which is accomplished by allowing various business' in the area's of food, gasoline, and lodging to have signs placed for their type of service they offer to the traveling public through approved specific signing.

Maryland Community Health Administration – Office of Food Protection - The Office of Food Protection and Consumer Health Services is composed of three divisions: Food Control, Milk Control, and Community Services; and four administrative program areas: Licenses and Permits, Rating Officers, Legal Counsel, Support Services.

Maryland’s Business License Information System (BLIS) – A state maintained website that enables you to perform a search to learn about the permits and licenses that you may need to operate a business in the state. 

Business Registration – The State of Maryland’s Comptroller’s office – Information concerning obtaining Alcohol tax licenses, Tobacco tax licenses, Income tax withholding accounts, etc.

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations -Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder web site. Why pay for your demographic information twice?

St Mary's County Chamber of Commerce

The Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM) - The Restaurant Association of Maryland is the state trade association operated for the purpose of promoting, protecting and improving the food service industry.


* St Mary's County, MD
Has only one (1) Incorporated Township which is responsible for creating, maintaining and enforcing
their own planning, zoning and building codes & regulations.

For all other areas outside of these townships, please refer to the county web site for more specific information.
(Villages, Hamlets and Census Designated Places are governed at the county level)
The Incorporated Cities, Villages and Towns of St Mary's County, Maryland

The Town of Leonardtown
(Town Code)

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