how do i get a license or permit to sell baked goods from home?

Asked March 4, 2015, 8:51 PM EST

how do i get a license or permit to sell baked goods from home?

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Getting a license to sell baked goods from your home depends on several conditions. Does your county or town allow home businesses that sell directly to the public where you're located? Depending on what you're making, you may fall under the cottage industry food regulations. Visit www.extension.umd.edu/mredc to read more about Maryland's Cottage Industry laws. Eventually you'll need to contact your county health department for the proper applications and to determine if the baked goods you want to sell are considered non-hazardous or do they need to be made in a commercial kitchen.