CONSTANT YIELD TAX RATES
STATUS OF MAJOR UTILITY & RAILROAD PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS
Appointment of Resident Agent requirement:
This is a reminder that the General Assembly enacted legislation (Chapter 506, 2001 Laws of Maryland) that requires the governing body of every political subdivision to file with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation a certification of a resident agent to accept service of process for the local entity. This law took effect October 1, 2001. There is no fee for filing under the law. For future reference, the law also requires the local entity to file for the record with the Department any change in the designated resident
Designate or change a resident agent for Service of Process by a government entity:
The form to be used to designate the resident agent filed for the record with the Department is a PDF document. Note also that local governing entities whose charter authorizes the person to accept service of process should attach to the Department's form a copy of that portion of the charter. If the charter does not designate a person for service, then a certified copy of a resolution by the local governing body authorizing the designation should be attached.
Instructions to complete the form:
Maryland law requires political subdivisions or local government entities to file with the Department the designations of persons as resident agents for service of process. A local entity required to file means a county, municipal corporation, bi-county or multi-county agency, public authority, special taxing district or other political subdivision of this State. A State agency not represented by the Maryland Attorney General also must designate a person as its resident agent for service of process.
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