Recommended Resources for Business Owners
DPIE provides an abundance of information to assist business owners through the permitting and licensing processes. The following links will direct you to the web pages related to these procedures.
- DPIE Home Page
- Permits Information
- Permit Fee Schedule
- Online Permit Services (ePlan/Trade Permits)
- Commercial Building Permit Information
- County Licensing Information
- State Business License Information
Several agencies and organizations with a variety of resources are available to help businesses start and expand in the County. Click on the following links to find out more about the resources offered.
- Economic Development Corporation (EDC) – Provides free and low-cost resources for entrepreneurs to grow and develop their businesses.
- Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) – Responsible for the administration of federal grants and programs related to housing development.
- Redevelopment Authority – Offers several grants and assistance programs geared toward the improvement and redevelopment of commercial properties.
- Chamber of Commerce – A private business organization that serves as a leading voice for businesses, hosts networking events and provides opportunities for collaboration.
- Maryland Small Business Development Center – A State organization based in College Park which provides advice, consulting, training and support for small businesses.