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Vending Machine License

Every person who sells or offers goods for sale through a vending machine in the state of Maryland must obtain a vending machine license from the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county where the machines are located.  The license fee is $2.50 for each vending machine.

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

  • Cigarettes - Special laws govern the sale 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.
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Paper cups
  • Paper or cloth towels
  • Postage stamps
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Soap
  • Toilet seat covers

The license year is from May 1 through April 30.

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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