CORPORATE CHARTER DIVISION
State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Charter Division, 301 W. Preston Street; 8th Fl, Baltimore, MD 21201-2395.
You can fax completed forms with Mastercard or Visa payment information to 410-333-7097; for your convenience use the Charter Fax Cover Sheet. Most of the filing fees for these documents are included in the instructions. You may also view the filing fee schedule online.
Register a Maryland business through the Central Business Licensing and Registration portal. Filings for the following business types are accepted at this time: Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, Limited Liability Company, Stock Corporation, Tax-Exempt Nonstock Corporation, Close Corporation and Trade Names.
|Create or Start a Business in Maryland|
|Affordable Housing Land Trust|
|Articles of Incorporation for Stock Corporation form and instructions|
|Articles of Incorporation for Close Corporation form and instructions|
|Articles of Incorporation for Religious Corporation form and instructions|
|*Articles of Incorporation for Tax-exempt Nonstock Corporation form and instructions|
|Articles of Organization for Limited Liability Company form and instructions|
|Certificate of Limited Liability Partnership form and instructions|
|Trade Name Application (Registration) and instructions|
|Application for Sole Proprietorship and/or General Partnership (File with the Business Personal Property unit)|
Note: Due to the fact that the laws governing the formation and operation of business entities and the effectiveness of a UCC Financing Statement involves more than filing documents with our office, we suggest you consult an attorney, accountant or other professional. Our staff can not act as consultants.
|Make Changes to an Existing Business|
|Change Principal Office or Resident Agent form and instructions|
|Articles of Amendment (Corporation) form and instructions|
|Articles of Amendment (LLC)|
|Articles of Amendment for Religious Corporation|
|Certificate of Conveyance and instructions|
|Corrections: Instructions for submission of correction documents|
|Family Farm Corporation Articles of Amendment form and instructions|
|Family Farm LLC Articles of Amendment form and instructions|
|Reporting a Transfer of a Controlling Interest in a Real Property Entity|
|Resident Agent Change of Address form|
|Trade Name Amendment form and instructions|
|End Cancel or Revive a Business|
|Articles of Dissolution for a Maryland Corporation form and instructions|
|Articles of Cancellation for a Maryland Limited Liability Company form and instructions|
|Trade Name Cancellation form and instructions|
|Articles of Revival for the Charter of a Maryland Corporation form and instructions|
|Articles or Certificate of Reinstatement for an LLC, LLP, or LP form and instructions|
|Foreign (non-Maryland) Businesses|
|When a non-Maryland corporation, LLC, LLP, LP, etc. makes a initial filing with SDAT that creates or reactivates an account, that filing must be accompanied by written proof of existence from the home state, generally the equivalent of a Certificate of Status.|
|Statutory Trust Registration|
|Foreign Corporation Qualification form|
|Application for Registration of a Foreign Limited Partnership|
|Foreign Corporation Assumed Name form and instructions|
|Foreign Limited Liability Partnership Registration|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company Registration|
|Application for Termination for a Foreign Corporation form|
|UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE FILINGS|
NOTE: Under Maryland Criminal Law, A PERSON WHO FILES IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ASSESSMENTS AND TAXATION A LIEN OR ENCUMBRANCE AGAINST THE PERSONAL PROPERTY OF ANOTHER THAT IS BASED ON A FALSE, FICTITIOUS OR FRAUDULENT STATEMENT IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR AND SUBJECT TO IMPRISONMENT NOT EXCEEDING ONE YEAR OR A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $10,000 OR BOTH FOR THE FIRST OFFENSE.
For more information visit the UCC Financing Statement page.
BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY
|Mail forms to:
State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Personal Property Division, 301 W. Preston Street; 8th FL, Baltimore, MD 21201-2395.
For more information visit the Business Personal Property page.
THE 2015 FORMS IN THIS SECTION CAN BE FILLED IN ON YOUR COMPUTER
|Domestic & Foreign Corporations, LLC, LLP and LP||Sole Proprietorships & General Partnerships|
|Common Form 1 Filing Mistakes||Common Form 3-51 Filing Mistakes|
ONLINE FILING OF PERSONAL PROPERTY RETURNS IS COMING SOON!
Prior years forms are available online by clicking this link
|Application for Sole Proprietorship and/or General Partnership|
|Manufacturing/R&D Exemption Application|
|Form AT3-45, Transfer, Sale or Disposal of all Tangible Personal Property|
|REAL PROPERTY DIVISION & PROPERTY OWNERS|
|Mail forms to:
State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Ground Rent, 301 W. Preston Street; 8th FL, Baltimore, MD 21201-2395.
|For Ground Rent program questions e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ground Rent Registration Form|
|Reporting Changes to a Previously Filed Ground Rent Registration|
|Reporting Redemption of a Ground Rent Lease|
|Application for Ground Rent Redemption|
|Notice of Application for Ground Rent Redemption|
|Mail forms to:
State Department of Assessments and Taxation, 301 W. Preston Street; 9th FL, Baltimore, MD 21201-2395.
Please note on the envelope to which program the application is being mailed.
|For Homestead program questions e-mail: email@example.com|
|Homeowners & Renters questions e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|For further information, or to receive a particular form or questionnaire, contact your local Department of Assessments and Taxation office. Completed forms must be returned to the appropriate local assessment office. A list of offices with contact information can be found at www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/county.html|
|Petition for Review of Real Property||Residential Worksheet Request Form|
|Designated Property Representative Form||Agricultural Declaration of Intent|
|Membership in a Cooperative Corporation||Agricultural Use Assessment|
|Property Owner Change of Address Form|
|Assessment Exemption for an Improvement Required for the Health or Medical Condition of a Resident|
|Blind Persons Exemption Application|
|Churches, Parsonages, Convents, Educational Buildings, and Church Cemeteries|
|100% Disabled Veteran Exemption Application|
|Fraternal, Benevolent, or Educational Property|
|Governmentally Owned Property|
|Residential Use Assessment For Rezoned Residential Property|
|Surviving Spouses of Blind Persons|
|Surviving Spouses of Disabled Veterans|
|Surviving Spouse of a Military Casualty|
|Commercial Property Income Questionnaires|
|Assisted Living Facility||Marina|
|Campground||Mobile Home Park|
|Commercial/ Industrial||Section 42 Tax Credit Property|
|Garage and Parking Lot||Subsidized Housing|
|Golf Course||Tenant List & Rent Schedule|
|MD Land Instrument Intake Sheet (Link to Maryland Judiciary Court Forms Index Page)|