Salon Permit - Limited Services Details

Salon Permit - Limited Services

General Info - Statewide Permit

Two year license allowing applicant, if approved, to operate a limited service beauty salon in the state of Maryland. License is issued for either manicuring or esthetic services.

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    Approval time

  • $200.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

Ready to get your permit? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Must submit approved use and occupancy permit from local zoning agency with license application.

  2. 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

  • Online Application

    Complete the form

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Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal and maintenance -

Maintaining your Permit (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Permit/stay in good standing)

  1. Complete renewal application.

  2. Pay renewal fee.


Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

Contact Information

Board Administrator


Tel: (410) 230-6190

Work hours:


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. 

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation the legal authority to issue this approval?