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 and ID of Cover Crop Cost Share Programs 

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
410-841-5920

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
410-841-5710
www.mda.state.md.us

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
410-767-1300

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
410-333-6309

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 theMaryland Business License Information Service.