Doing Business in Takoma Park, MD:
- Businesses are required to recycle.
- Takoma Park bans polystyrene packaging.
- Takoma Park bans plastic bags at the point of sale.
- Most exterior renovations (e.g.: a new sign) require review and approval, especially if you are in the Historic District.
- Displaying your shop’s wares on public sidewalks requires a Sidewalk Sales Permit.
- Mobile vendors (e.g.: food trucks) need a license to operate.
Montgomery County Maryland and State of Maryland Resources:
Historic District Requirements:
Montgomery County, MD Historic District Map: here
Montgomery County Design Guidelines for Historic Sites and Districts in Montgomery County, MD: here
Design Guidelines for Commercial Buildings in the City of Takoma Park: here