Business Licenses

Many types of businesses operating within the City require licensing by virtue of City Ordinance and/or State Statute. The City Clerk's office is responsible for receiving, processing, and issuing applications, licenses, and license renewals. Applications for licenses are reviewed by various city departments prior to issuance. All license fees are intended to cover the administrative costs associated with processing the application, and are non-refundable.

Listed below are the various licenses required by the City of Bangor, the state or local law reference, and the associated license fee.

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Business Licenses
 License Type Law Reference Fee
 Amusement Device  8 M.R.S.A. Section 441  $42
 Beano
 N/A
 Bowling Alley  8 M.R.S.A. Section 1-2  $318
 Carnival (1-5 rides)  8 M.R.S.A. Section 501 – 502  $182
 Carnival (6 + rides)  8 M.R.S.A. Section 501 – 502  $606
 Circus License (Indoor)  8 M.R.S.A. Section 501 & 502  $419
 Circus License (Outdoor)  8 M.R.S.A. Section 501 & 502  $667
 Closing Out Sale License  30-A M.R.S.A. Section 3781  $57
 Dance Hall  L 1935 C 14  $318
 Dealer in Old Gold
 $109
 Explosives
 $90
 Flammable Materials  L 1935 C 14  $193
 Games of Chance
 N/A
 Industrial Metals / Junkyards

 30-A M.R.S.A. Section 3751 & 29-A M.R.S.A. Section 1101

 $61
 Innkeeper (1-10 rooms)  30-A M.R.S.A. Section 3811  $212
 Innkeeper (11+ rooms)  30-A M.R.S.A. Section 3811  $419
 Off-Premise Liquor Licenses
 $24
 Liquor License  28-A M.R.S.A Section 653 & 1051  $121 plus advertising costs
 Lunch Wagon  30-A Section 3931

 Up to 3 days: $61

Up to 3 months: $145

One year: $211

 Mobile Home Park  City Code 186-1

 Fewer than 100 lots: $212

100 – 199 lots: $242

200 – 299 lots: $364

300 + lots: $485

 Pawnbroker’s License  City Code 206 – 3  $109
 Precious Metals License  City Code 219-1  $107
 Roller Skating Rink  8 M.R.S.A. Section 601  $318
 Secondhand Dealer’s License  City Code 247-2  $109
 Secondhand (per table)
 $6
 Special Amusement Permit  28-A M.R.S.A. Section 1054  $318 plus advertising costs
 Tank Farm  L 1935 C 24  $193
 Tavernkeeper’s License  30-A M.R.S.A. Section 3811  $211
 Taxicab License**  City Code 278-4  $84 per vehicle, plus SBI background check fee for new
 Taxicab Operator License**  City Code 278-4  $31, plus SBI background check fee for new
 Theater License  L 1935 C 14  $318
 Transient Seller  City Code 165-31  $364
Victualer’s License City Code 295-1

No Tables: $176

Up to 2,000 SF: $303

Over 2,000 SF: $485

**Taxi Cab Licenses are initiated at the Bangor Police Department and then brought by the applicant to the City Clerk's Office for processing.