How to Contact the Corporate Charter Division
|Walk-in Counter Service
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Walk-in Counter Service is not available on State holidays when our offices are closed.
Corporate Charter Division 301 West Preston Street, 8th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland. You must be in line no later than 4:15 PM in order to receive service that same day. All counter transactions are expedited and an expedited filing surcharge beyond the processing fee applies to each request. See the Fee Schedule for a list of current filing and copy fees.
Fax Service Number: 410-333-7097
Note: All faxed filings and document requests are expedited and an expedited filing surcharge beyond the processing fee applies to each request. Corporate Charter Fax Cover Sheet.
E-mail: Before e-mailing your question, you should first check
this web site or any paperwork you have received from the
Department, since our experience has shown that most questions
can be answered from these two sources already available to
Use the email links below to help the Charter Division respond more quickly to your inquiry. Please include your full name, telephone number, address and email address in your message. If you are requesting information on business entities already registered with us include the Department ID number. If you are uncertain of the Department ID number you may look it up in our online Business database.
ERRORS: What appears on the file or receipt does not match what you submitted because SDAT keyed the information incorrectly. Be specific describing our error, how we entered it, how it should read, and include the entity's exact name and date of the document.
FEES: Be specific about what you are filing (Articles of
Incorporation for a Stock Corporation, Articles of Incorporation for a Tax
Exempt Corporation, Articles of Organization, Etc.), expedited or regular service,
certified copy, Certificate of Status, how many pages, etc. For stock
corporations include the number of shares and the par value for each share.
For Amendments which increase stock, give the data both before the
amendment and after amendment.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Try searching the online database before contacting the division. Information we require to check recent submissions
includes: (1) was this expedited or regular service,(2) what form was filed
(Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, Etc.),( 3) what is the
exact name of the entity (ABC, Inc), (4) the date you mailed it or faxed it and
(5) was a check included and if so, what was the amount of the check? NOTE:
These will not be addressed until after 5 business days for
expedited work. We are not able to look up the status of regular non-expedited filings.
Information available to be mailed: Below is a list of pamphlets not available online which can be mailed to you either by leaving your mailing address and request at: email@example.com or by voice telephone at 410-767-1180.