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DBA (Doing Business As) Form

Pursuant to Title 31 M.R.S.A., an applicant who intends to operate as either a sole proprietor or a partnership, the owner(s) must file a DBA form with the Town Clerk’s Office.




Coin Operator License

A coin-operated amusement device is any machine or device which upon the insertion of a coin may be operated by the public generally for use as a game, entertainment, or amusement, whether or not registering a score, and which is operated for amusement only and does not dispense any form of payoff, prize or reward except free replays. For the purpose of licensing, the owner of the establishment where the device is located shall be the party responsible for obtaining the license.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Applications



Dog License

State law requires that all dogs be licensed in the municipality in which they reside. All dogs 6 months and older must have a license. If you become the owner of a dog 6 months or older, the dog must be licensed within 10 days. In order to obtain a license for your dog, you must present a current State of Maine Rabies Certificate obtained from a veterinarian. This certificate will verify that your dog has received its rabies shot within the past two years. All dog licenses expire December 31st of each year. Renewal of licenses for the following year can be done at the Town Clerk's Office beginning October 15th of each calendar year.

Also, bring with you written proof that the dog(s) has been spayed or neutered, if applicable. If you have already shown proof to the Town Clerk's Office, then additional proof is not necessary.

General Information

Dog licensing ensures rabies vaccination which protects the health of your pet. Citizens should also know that by licensing their dog, they are directly fighting animal cruelty and abuse. Most people do not realize that up to 90% of their dog license fees go directly to the Maine Animal Welfare Program. Dog license fees account for 95% of the State Animal Welfare Program’s entire funding and without these fees, the State would be unable to protect the animals of this state.

Animal Control Officer

To contact Animal Control Officer Chris Creps, please contact the Scarborough Police Department at (207) 730-4318. This phone number should be used for questions and general information. If a Scarborough resident has a complaint to report, such as a barking dog, or to report an injured animal, please call the Scarborough Police Department dispatcher at 883-6361. The Animal Control Officer handles a variety of animal-related issues such as dog licensing enforcement, taking stray dogs to the animal shelter, following up on citizen complaints regarding barking dogs, lost dogs or cases of animal abuse or neglect, responding to calls of injured animals due to an auto accident or other accident, overseeing enforcement of the Town's Animal Control Ordinance, citizen education regarding rabies prevention, and other related issues.

License Fees

$6.00 per year for spayed/neutered dogs
$11.00 per year for dogs not spayed/neutered

Per state law, any dog license that is re-licensed after January 31st will be subject to a $25.00 late fee.

To receive a license for your dog, please come into the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall during our business hours which are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. You may also re-license your dog through the mail or on-line at the web site linked below.

Our mailing address is Town Clerk's Office, PO Box 360 – Scarborough, ME 04070. You must send a copy of a current, State of Maine rabies certificate, along with a check payable to the "Town of Scarborough" for the appropriate fee, and we will process the license and return the material to you.

Note: Although cats do not require a license, they must be vaccinated against rabies.

Food Handler's License

Any person who operates any place where food or drink is prepared and/or processed or served to the public for consumption on or off the premise shall be licensed annually in order to operate within the Town of Scarborough.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Garage/Yard Sale Permit

No person shall conduct a garage/yard sale or similar sale in excess of three items of personal property without first having obtained from the Town Clerk a permit to conduct such sale.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Garbage Hauling License

No person engaged in the business of hauling of solid waste, included but not limited to garbage or recyclables, shall collect or transport solid waste generated within the Town without obtaining a refuse collection license from the Town and paying the required licensing fee.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Going Out of Business Permit

No person may offer for sale a stock of goods, wares or merchandise under the designation of "closing-out sale," "going out of business sale," "discontinuance of business sale," "entire stock must go," "must sell to the bare walls" or other designation which states, directly or by implication, an intent of that person to dispose of the entire stock of goods with a view to permanently terminating further business after that disposal is complete, unless the person complies with the following requirements.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Hawker/Peddler License

No person shall carry on the business of hawking or peddling of goods, wares or merchandise at retail within the limits of the Town of Scarborough without first having obtained a license from the Municipal Officers of the Town of Scarborough. The fee for such license shall be as specified in the Schedule of License, Permit, and Application Fees established by the Town Council, and said license shall expire on July 1st.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Horse Beach Permits

Many changes have been made to the Horse Beach Permit rules and regulations so please read the Horse Beach Permit Ordinance before obtaining a permit and riding your horse on the beach.

Horses are allowed to ride on the beach beginning October 1st through March 31st of every year. Horse Beach Permits are good for traveling in the tidal area from Pine Point Beach to Old Orchard Beach/Saco line. Permits are issued starting September 15th for the new year and will be made available at that time. The fee for the permit is $20.00. Permits can be obtained from either the Scarborough Town Clerk's Office (207-730-4020) or the Old Orchard Beach Town Clerk's office (207-934-4042).

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Ice Cream Truck License

No person shall operate an ice cream truck in Scarborough without the license required by this ordinance. A separate license is required for each ice cream truck.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Innkeeper's License

All innkeepers of hotels, motels, lodging and rooming houses, dormitories and owners of three or more cottages or cabins in a single or adjacent parcel must obtain an innkeepers license. [Single and two family dwellings are exempt from this ordinance as are dormitories of charitable, educational, or philanthropic institutions.]

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Junkyard License

Application for a permit to establish, operate or maintain an Automobile Graveyard and/or Junkyard must be in accordance with the provision of Title 30-A, Sections 3751 – 3760, Chapter 183, Public Laws 1988A.

Mass Gathering

Any “Mass gathering” with a group of 1,000 or more persons assembled together for a meeting, festival, social gathering, entertainment, scheduled event or other similar purpose, must apply for a Mass Gathering Permit. If the group is under 1,000 - please refer to Chapter 602, the Public Assemblage Ordinance.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Massage Therapist and/or Establishment License

A. Massage Establishment License: No person shall operate a massage establishment without a valid massage establishment license. A separate license shall be required for each such establishment.
B. Massage Therapist License: No person shall work as a massage therapist without a valid massage therapist license or a combined massage establishment/massage therapist license.
C. Combined Massage Establishment/Massage Therapist License: A sole practitioner who employs no massage therapist other than himself/herself may apply for a combined massage establishment/massage therapist license in lieu of both a massage establishment license and a massage therapist license.

Ordinances

Please refer to the ordinances linked below for further requirements.



Manufactured Housing / Mobile Home License

All manufactured housing/mobile home parks are required to be licensed in the Town of Scarborough. For further information, please contact the Scarborough Codes Department (207) 730-4040.

Mooring Permit

A boat owner must obtain a mooring permit in order to moor ones boat in the waters off Scarborough. Currently there are no moorings available. Interested parties may fill out a form to be placed on the waiting list for a mooring.

Applications

Application for Waiting List [PDF]

Public Assemblage

Public Assemblage means a building, structure, room or interior or exterior space which is used for the gathering or assemblage of 100 or more persons for any purpose including, without limitation, recreational, educational, political, social or amusement purposes, or for the consumption of food or drink, and includes any connected room or space which has a common entrance.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Shellfish License

Any person wishing to dig shellfish must possess a shellfish license. Licenses are valid from May 1st through to April 30th of each year.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Special Amusement

No licensee for the sale of liquor to be consumed on his premises shall permit, on his licensed premises, any music, except radio or other mechanical device, any dancing or entertainment of any sort unless the licensee shall have first obtained from the municipality in which the licensed premises are situated a special amusement permit signed by at least a majority of the municipal officers.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Applications



Taxi Cab / Establishment License

No person shall own or operate any taxicab in the Town of Scarborough without a license for such purposes as provided in Chapter 1004 – Taxicab Ordinance. All owner’s and operator’s licenses shall expire on May 1 of each year.

Ordinance

Please refer to the ordinance linked below for further requirements.

Applications