Business License

Business License application

To operate a business in the Town of Elkton, you must obtain a business license. The first year's business license fee is $30.00. To renew your license each year, the tax is based on the previous year’s gross receipts with a minimum fee of $30.00.

Business License Rates
- Coin operated devices: $0.18 per $100
- Contractors (all types): $0.08 per $100
- Financial, real estate, & other professional services: $0.29 per $100
- Repair, personal, & business service: $0.18 per $100
- Retail merchants: $0.10 per $100
- Telephone, water, heat, light, & power companies: $0.05 per $100
- Wholesale merchants: $0.05 per $100
- Carnivals: $100 per performance held within the Town of Elkton
- Fortune teller, clairvoyants, etc.: $1,000 per year
- Massage parlors: $0.20 per $100
- Itinerant merchants or peddlers: $30 per year (must contact Police Department prior to starting business)
- Dealers of precious metals: $200 per year (must contact Police Department prior to starting business)

For all other businesses not listed, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 540-298-1951 for rates.