Licensing, Tax, and New Business Information

The following resources are available to answer questions regarding establishment and maintenance of nursery, landscape, and lawn care businesses in Maryland.

New Information Tax Implications of Interstate Commerce

Maryland Plant Dealer, Nursery Inspection, & Plant Broker License
(everyone selling plants in Maryland must be licensed by the MDA)
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Office of Plant Protection & Pest Management
Plant Protection Section
50 Harry S Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Pesticide Applicator's License
(Any business applying pesticides must be licensed)
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Pesticide Regulation Section
50 Harry S Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Maryland Sales and Use Tax
(every Maryland business buying & selling materials must have a sales & use tax number)
Comptroller of the Treasury
301 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2383
Sales & Use Tax Division

Home Improvement Contractor's License
(All landscapers must be licensed)
Maryland Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Maryland Home Improvement Commission
500 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202-3651

Internal Revenue Service Employer tax I.D. number
Every business must have a federal employer tax I.D. #

Information Resource- Maryland maintains an excellent website for identifying many of the licenses required for businesses operating in Maryland based on jurisdiction. Visit the Maryland Business License Information Service.