Salon Permit - Cosmetologists
General Info - Statewide Permit
Two year license allowing applicant, if approved, to operate a full service beauty salon in the state of Maryland.
Obtaining the Permit
Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
Must submit approved use and occupancy permit from local zoning agency with license application.
All salon permit applicants must provide evidence of the business' Good Standing status with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT). Evidence may be provided by printing a results screen from SDAT's Charter Record Search database. Once the business entity is located through the search, click on the "General Info" link. Print that window, and send it to the Board. There is no fee due to SDAT for printing the window.
Apply for the Permit
Complete the form
Maintaining Your Permit
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)
Complete renewal application.
Pay renewal fee.
Why the Permit is required?
The Maryland Board of Cosmetologists qualifies and licenses individuals seeking licensure and issues permits to business entities through which cosmetology is practiced. The Board also establishes health and safety standards for the operation of beauty salons and trade schools.
What laws and regulations give Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation the legal authority to issue this approval?
We regulate the practice of cosmetology under the provisions of Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, Title 5 and the Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 9, Subtitle 22