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Is ok to start a fish fry in your backyard or on your property for profit in the state of Maryland

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  1. i'd venture that you'd need some business license, and there are likely zoning laws that would prohibit or otherwise restrict the commercial use of your residential property. http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/ch...

    i'd suggest that the specific answers you need will only come from the state authorities. contact your local elected officials (county board of supervisors or the like) -- or the country manager's office (if you have one). i'd start there.

    http://www.maryland.gov/Working/Pages...
    http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/ch...

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    1. re: alkapal

      not to mention health dept regulations... food service certs. etc, etc. Once you establish a commercial kitchen... well the flood gates of regulation open....

      1. re: JRCann

        yeah, i'd call the idea -- offhand -- a non-starter. even IF it were somehow permitted -- which i doubt -- i cannot imagine it'd be worth the hassle.

    2. I'm sure you could get away with it a couple of times, but if you're trying to start a business, you should talk to a lawyer in your area.

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