Business Licenses

City of Cumberland License Notice City Licenses Are Due May 1, 2015
Among those required to obtain a City of Cumberland license are those engaged in the conduct of the following businesses, occupations, or operations:
To operate any open air commercial parking lot; to operate any shooting gallery; to engage in the business of pawnbroker; to buy and/or sell scrap metals including the purchase of second-hand motor vehicles and the wrecking thereof, and rubber; to act as a clairvoyant, palmist, fortune teller, phrenologist or similar business and make a charge for the same, or to sell books pertaining to any of said things and demonstrates the application thereof; to operate any sound truck; to operate any hotel which is unlicensed under the provisions of state law pertaining to intoxicating beverages; to operate any used car lot; to set up a temporary place of business for the sale of any goods, wares or merchandise, either wholesale or retail.

Any person, persons, firm or corporation doing business without such licenses as required by City Ordinance is subject to fines of not less than the amount of the license fee required.

Automatic Amusement Devices & Arcades
License shall also be required for automatic amusement devises and arcades:
  • Arcade License, any premises where 6 or more automatic amusement games are operated.
  • Automatic Amusement Games, any machine or device activated by paying or depositing a coin or token (does not include automatic pool tables or machines designed primarily to play music or to entertain children under 10 years of age, nor automatic merchandise vendors or coin-operated latch and service devices with no game features).
Any violation of any provision of this article regarding amusement devices,including any rules and regulations authorized by said article, is declared to be a municipal infraction, punishable by a fine of $100 if said violation be a first offense, and a fine of $200 if said violation is a repeated offense. Each day a violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.

More Information
Applications for business licenses will be mailed on or about April 1, 2015 and should be returned to the City Clerk no later than April 30, 2015 in order to issue licenses prior to May 1, 2015. If you are a new business requiring a license from the city, call or visit the City Clerk’s Office:
City Hall
57 N Liberty Street
Cumberland, MD
Phone: 301-759-6447