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  $43
 Beano
 N/A
 Bowling Alley  8 M.R.S.A. Section 1-2  $322
 Carnival (1-5 rides)  8 M.R.S.A. Section 501 – 502  $185
 Carnival (6 + rides)  8 M.R.S.A. Section 501 – 502  $615
 Circus License (Indoor)  8 M.R.S.A. Section 501 & 502  $426
 Circus License (Outdoor)  8 M.R.S.A. Section 501 & 502  $677
 Closing Out Sale License  30-A M.R.S.A. Section 3781  $58
 Dance Hall  L 1935 C 14  $322
 Dealer in Old Gold
 $111
 Explosives
 $91
 Flammable Materials  L 1935 C 14  $196
 Games of Chance
 N/A
 Industrial Metals / Junkyards

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

 $62
 Innkeeper (1-10 rooms)  30-A M.R.S.A. Section 3811  $215
 Innkeeper (11+ rooms)  30-A M.R.S.A. Section 3811  $426
 Off-Premise Liquor Licenses
 $25
 Liquor License  28-A M.R.S.A Section 653 & 1051  $123 plus advertising costs
 Lunch Wagon  30-A Section 3931

 Up to 3 days: $62

Up to 3 months: $148

One year: $214

 Mobile Home Park  City Code 186-1

 Fewer than 100 lots: $215

100 – 199 lots: $246

200 – 299 lots: $369

300 + lots: $492

 Pawnbroker’s License  City Code 206 – 3  $111
 Precious Metals License  City Code 219-1  $107
 Roller Skating Rink  8 M.R.S.A. Section 601  $3322
 Secondhand Dealer’s License  City Code 247-2  $111
 Secondhand (per table)
 $6
 Special Amusement Permit  28-A M.R.S.A. Section 1054  $322 plus advertising costs
 Tank Farm  L 1935 C 24  $196
 Tavernkeeper’s License  30-A M.R.S.A. Section 3811  $214
 Taxicab License**  City Code 278-4  $85 per vehicle, plus SBI background check fee for new
 Taxicab Operator License**  City Code 278-4  $32, plus SBI background check fee for new
 Theater License  L 1935 C 14  $322
 Transient Seller  City Code 165-31  $369
Victualer’s License City Code 295-1

No Tables: $178

Up to 2,000 SF: $308

Over 2,000 SF: $492

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