The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for issuing business licenses for the Town of Windham. Before you start your business, contact the Code Enforcement Office at 894-5960 ext. 1 to confirm that your location is properly zoned for the business operations.
State Licenses. You may be required to obtain certain licenses or permits from the State of Maine to operate your business.
We issue the following licenses:
- Coin Operated Devices
- Home Solicitation
- Liquor License
- Mass Gathering
- Mobile Food Units
- Motion Picture
- Off premise or 1 Day Catering
- Pawn Shops
- Special Amusement
- Victualer's License (food license)
- Towing Application
- Sole Proprietor
Applications and Fees
- All business licenses require an application fee
- All fees, application and license, must be paid on an annual basis
- Background check fees may apply so some licenses
For those licenses that need Town Council approval; the Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. At the very latest, the Clerk's Office needs the completed application, any supporting documents and fee by noon on the previous Tuesday before the meeting. If a public hearing is needed, then we need all documentation at least 2 to 3 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