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Corporate Charter Division

Counter Service, Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

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. View the fee schedule for various services that are available to businesses and the general public at the Charter Division.

Public Access to Data
Note: While we have confidence in the accuracy of these records, the Department makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the information.

Terminals are available to the public in each local assessment office in order to allow free access to the Department's Real Property and Business Services data. See our Status page for information on the current status and scheduled outages of our web site and online systems

Internet Accessible Data

Real Property Data Search
You can obtain ownership and value information about every parcel of real property in the State of Maryland (approximately 2,500,000 accounts) from this database, as well as sales of real property. Data on the Real Property Data Search system is updated every evening.

Homestead Eligibility Application
All Maryland homeowners are required to make a one-time application in order to be eligible to receive or continue receiving the Homestead Tax Credit. The Homestead Tax Credit law limits each year the amount of assessment increase on which an eligible resident homeowner actually pays County, Municipal and State property taxes. The application is required to insure that all property owners receive the credit on the one property used as their principal residence and not on properties used for other purposes, such as a rental or vacation home.

Real Property Assessment Appeal form
This service is available for 45 days after reassessment notices are mailed in late December.  For more information on the assessment process read the online brochure.  Properties in Maryland are reassessed on a three year rolling cycle; you may view reassessment maps for each county online. 

Property tax credits and Tax Exemption applications

Business Data Search
This business database contains Index information for security interest (UCC) filings; Agent and personal property assessment information for corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships, professional corporations, and trade names. Data on the Business Data Search system is updated online each week day.

Certificate of Status
Print an official Certificate of Status (Certificate of Good Standing) from SDAT. Authenticity of Certificates requested on-line can be verified within this system. Click on Certificate of Status and navigate to Verify Certificate located on the left side of the page under Links. Enter the seven (7) digit number printed at the bottom right hand corner of the Certificate to verify its authenticity.

Personal Property Filing Extension request  Available February 1st through April 15th of each tax season.

Potential Domestic Forfeiture Search
Available mid-Summer through October 1st. Search the Personal Property database for entities that are in jeopardy of forfeiture and the reasons why.

 

Public Release Data Files

SDAT has available for sale through a contractor, SpecPrint, Inc., copies of public release files.  Maryland real property, corporate personal property, corporate charter and uniform commercial code data in various media formats through SpecPrint.

Corporate File - this file contains information regarding corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships and trade names. All corporations which were active since 1982 are listed. Trade name information includes the name and address of the filer, initial date of the filing and the date any subsequent amendments were filed. Information on all other business entities includes principal office, resident agent, resident agent address, and the date and type of any subsequent amendments filed. Both foreign and domestic business entities are included.

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) File - This file includes the name of the debtor and secured party for each financing statement filed with SDAT since 1983. It also includes the date of any subsequent amendment filed.

Real Property Public Data Record - for all counties - these files include ownership information, property full cash values, property assessments, and property locations.

SDAT also provides real property records and personal property magnetic media to local governments for their tax billing. Refer to the file formats listed below for current layout of Master File Data Sets available for purchase through SpecPrint.

File formats of Master File Data Sets:
Real Property Public Data Record
Real Property Sales History File
Personal Property Record Layout for MBES Billing Extract File

    In addition to these complete files being available on magnetic tape, selected data elements of this file information can also be produced on either paper or diskette using the specific file selection and sorting criteria requested by customers. The costs for these selection reports will be based on $.04 per account selected with a minimum service charge of $40.

    The schedules for the creation of these files for duplication are as follows:

      • The Corporate Master File is created monthly; weekly subscription available;The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) File is created weekly; Real Property Public Data Record is created semiannually; Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) Files are produced each January;
      • The Real Property Sales File

    SDAT has contracted with Specprint, Inc. to provide these services on its behalf. See the Specprint price list. For additional information contact Joe Jenkins of Specprint, Inc. (410) 561-9600 or via e-mail at jljenkins@specprint.com. To place an order, complete an order form, make your check payable to Specprint, Inc. and mail to:

          Specprint, Inc.
          7R Aylesbury Road
          Timonium, Maryland 21093
          Attention: Joseph Jenkins