If you are a new business, or are thinking of opening a new business in South Portland:

Business licensing hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm, with extended hours on Thursday until 6:00pm.  For addition information, please call 207-767-7628 or email kmorrill@southportland.org

Sole Proprietor/Partnership/"DBA"

The State of Maine requires any business that is not registered on the State level to be registered with the Municipality that the business is located in.  This is done either as a Sole Proprietor or as a Partnership.  This is also referred to as a “Doing Business As” License. You may obtain this at the City Clerk's office at 25 Cottage Road.  The application needs to be notarized, which our office does as part of the registration.  An ID is required at the time of registration.  

Sole Proprietor/"DBA" Application
Partnership Application
Application to Withdraw from Partnership