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* Anne Arundel County, Maryland contains only two incorporated municipalities:

The City of Annapolis
[City Code] and the Town of Highland Beach [Town Code].

Although many of the unincorporated areas located within the county are referred to and sometimes considered “towns” they lack a local government structure.

Please refer to the county for any Planning, Building & Zoning questions

County Website
- The Official Website of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

The County Code of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

Anne Arundel County Clerk’s Office – Business Licenses, Land records (deeds, mortgages, etc).

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation - It's mission is to support the growth and success of Anne Arundel County businesses. If you are a business in need of assistance with financing, real estate, workforce training and recruitment, permitting, small business counseling, or other issues, please allow our team of professionals to help. 

Anne Arundel County Department of Health - Is responsible for inspecting and licensing most facilities in the county that prepare food for the public. These facilities include everything from full service restaurants to discount stores, snack bars, taverns and mobile hot dog carts.

Anne Arundel County Citizens Information Center – Permit applications and information.

Board of License Commissioners for Anne Arundel County - The Liquor Board provides administrative and enforcement services to the Anne Arundel County Board of License Commissioners. 

County Citizen's Information Center - For Planning & Zoning, Inspections, Permits.

Anne Arundel County Maps -  A county maintained website offering a variety of maps available free and for purchase. 

Anne Arundel 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.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission


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.

Anne Arundel Bar Association - The Anne Arundel Bar Association (AABA) is a nonprofit membership organization of more than 1,100 legal professionals. We provide legal services to the community and career development opportunities for legal professionals.

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


The Chambers of Commerce of Anne Arundel County:

Annapolis and Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce

West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce
includes the communities surrounding Fort George G. Meade: Odenton, Ft. Meade,
Gambrills, Severn, Hanover, Millersville, Crownsville, Jessup, Maryland City,
Annapolis Junction, and parts of Laurel.

Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce

Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce
Includes the communities of Davidsonville, Harwood, Lothian,
Galesville, Shady Side, Deale, North Beach and many others.

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