Odenton, MD asked in Tax Law, Business Formation and Business Law for Maryland

Q: Hello, I am looking into getting a few vending machines that might span a few counties in MD, and I can't find answers

on what will be required. The state site does not help any either. I am military if that helps with anything. Thank you in advance.

1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: A vending machine license is not required if the following items are offered for sale:

Cigarettes - (Special laws govern the sales of cigarettes through a vending machine. For more information, contact the State License Bureau or the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county in which the vending machine will be located.)



Paper cups

Paper or cloth towels

Postage stamps

Sanitary napkins


Toilet seat covers

The license year is from May 1st through April 30th.

The legal requirements for the vending machine license can be found in Title 17, Subtitle 19 of the Business Regulation Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.

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