State of Maine Licenses
The City is following all of the State & CDC recommendations and requirements regarding business operations. Businesses are required follow the checklists provided on the Maine DECD website. Please visit: https://www.maine.gov/decd/covid-19-prevention-checklists
Business License Applications
NOTE TO NEW BUSINESSES/NEW OWNERS: Please be sure to speak to the Licensing Administrator before submitting a license application to ensure you are applying for all of the correct licenses for your business. The City does not license every type of business.
Business owners may download the following fillable form application(s) appropriate for their business and email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (207) 767-7620 (Attn: Licensing Administrator). A completed application is due every year along with payment. Please be sure to attach any required information (i.e., proof of insurance, State license, floor plan, etc) with your application. Checks may be made out to City of South Portland and mailed to City Clerk, Attn: Licensing Administrator, 25 Cottage Road, South Portland, ME 04106. Please do not mail cash. (We currently do not offer a way for businesses to pay their licenses fees online. This is a feature we hope to implement in the future.)
Once the application is received, applications typically take two weeks to obtain all required approvals. Once processed, your license will be mailed to the address on file. Licenses are not able to be issued the same day the application is received.
Farmer's Market Vendors
New vendors should contact Caitlin Jordan, Market Manager, with all details of your business prior to submitting an application to the City of South Portland. Caitlin can be reached at email@example.com or (207) 799-7743.