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Home Food Service

In most cases, zoning constraints and food regulations do not allow a residential property to be used for the preparation and service of food for public consumption.


However, there are a couple of exceptions:

  • Preparation of “cottage foods” and their sale at farmers' markets and temporary events
  • Bed and Breakfast operation: Defined as eight rooms or fewer for rent, it is not required to have a food service permit if food is limited to only “continental breakfast.” Refer to COMAR,(b),(c).