Licenses

Beer & Liquor License Information


To gather information on obtaining a liquor license, please contact the Washington County Liquor Board by calling 301.797.4591 or wcliquorboard.com

Business License


If you plan to locate your business in the City limits of Hagerstown, you will need to visit the Planning Division to discuss/obtain a zoning certificate.  The Planning Division is located on the third floor of City Hall, 1 East Franklin Street.  Or you may contact them directly at 301.739.8577, Ext. 138. 

To obtain a business license, you will need to contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court at 301.733.8660.  If located in the City limits, you will need a Zoning Certificate prior to obtaining your business license.  For more information, you may visit their website at www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/washington

Marriage License


To obtain a marriage license, you will need to contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court at 301.790.7991.  For more information you may visit their website at www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/washington/marriage

Permits Issued by the City Clerk


The City Clerk’s Office issues various City Permits including.
  • Auctioneer
  • Carnival
  • Circus
  • Parade (General)
  • Parade (Mummers Parade Vendor)
  • Peddler  - Application
  • Vendor - Application
To obtain a permit, please click on the appropriate link or for more information you may contact the Clerk’s Office at 301.739.8577, Ext. 113.