Business License

The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for issuing business licenses for the Town of Windham. You may also need to obtain state licenses.

Types of Licenses

There are numerous types of Business Licenses and many require approvals from other departments such as:
  • Code Enforcement
  • Police Department
  • Fire Department
We issue the following licenses:

Applications and Fees

Applications and Ordinances are available at the Clerk's office. All applications may be obtained from the Town Clerk's Office.You may request them in person, by phone or via email.
  • All business licenses require an application fee
  • All fees, application and license, must be paid on an annual basis
Most licenses require approval from the Town Council. For those licenses that need Town Council approval; the Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The Clerk's Office needs the completed application, any supporting documents and fee by noon on the previous Wednesday before the meeting. If a public hearing is needed, then we need all documentation at least two (2) weeks before the Council meeting to allow ample time for a Legal Notice to be placed in the newspaper. If advertising is required, the applicant is required to pay the advertising cost.

Registering a Business Name

As a Sole Proprietor/Partnership the State of Maine requires any business that is not registered on the State level to be registered with the Municipality that the business is located in. This is done either as a Sole Proprietor or as a Partnership. This is also referred to as a "Doing Business As".  We will ask you to check with Code Enforcement before you fill out the paperwork with us.
The application needs to be notarized, which our office does as part of the registration, but there is a one-time $10.00 registration fee. Please bring a photo ID with you.

If your business is a "Home Occupation" we ask that you check with the Code Enforcement Department before seeing the Clerk, and if you plan to put up a sign, you will need to see the Code Enforcement Department for a sign permit.  



  1. Town of Windham | 8 School Road | Windham, ME 04062
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