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Charles County, MD - The official website of Charles County, MD.

County Code - The official county code of Charles County, MD.

Zoning Map – The official Charles County zoning map.

Starting a Business – A state maintained website offering important links for those wishing to strt or expand a business in Maryland.

The Charles County Adopt a Road Program – A great way to advertise your business and save the planet at the same time!

Permit Inquiry – An online portal for finding the status of pending permits.

Department of Planning & Growth Management – A county maintained site offering important Process Manuals, Codes, Forms & Checklists and GIS maps.

Health Department - Inspections and licensing of all food establishments including: restaurants, grocery stores, mobile units, temporary food facilities, liquor stores, taverns, churches, caterers, hospitals, food warehouses, food processing plants and any other place that offers food or drink. 

Economic Development & Tourism – A county maintained website offering information about starting or expanding a business in Charles County.

The Office of the County Attorney - Is responsible for all legal affairs of the County Government including: Land Use, Planning and Zoning; Law Enforcement, Ordinances, Public Utilities, Water and Sewer Infrastructure, Financing, Construction and Operation; Transportation, Property Acquisition and highway planning and construction; Real Estate; Collections and Public Finance; Environmental Law and Constitutional Law.

Charles 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.

Department of Utilities - is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and compliance monitoring of the water and sewer facilities owned by the County Commissioners, including wells, booster stations, storage tanks, water mains, fire hydrants, water meters, manholes, pump stations, sewer mains, and wastewater treatment plants.


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?

Charles 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 foodservice industry.


* Charles County, MD is comprised of 10 Cities and 17 Townships all of which are responsible
for creating, maintaining and enforcing their own planning, zoning and building codes & regulations.

Please refer to their respective web sites for more information.
(Villages and Hamlets are contained within each)
The Incorporated Cities, Villages and Towns of Carroll County, Maryland


The Town of Indian Head
(Town Code)

The Town of La Plata
(Town Code)

The Town of
Port Tabacco

(No commercial Activity)

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