Services and Data Available

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

Public Access & Internet Accessible Data

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.

 

Businesses

Corporate Charter Division - Counter Service, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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.

Business Entity Search: The database contains information on businesses registered with the Department, including Resident Agents and personal property assessment information for corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships, professional corporations, and trade names. The database is updated online Monday-Friday.

Certificate of Status:​ Print an official Certificate of Status (Certificate of Good Standing) from SDAT. Authenticity of Certificates requested online can be verified within this system.
 
Maryland Business Express: This site will provide you with the resources to register a business in Maryland and order copies of documents filed with the Department and file a business personal property return for the current year.
 
Personal Property Filing Extension: Available February 1st through April 15th of each tax season.
 
Potential Domestic Forfeiture Search: Available mid-Summer through October 1st.
 
UCC/ Security Interest Filings: This site provides online filing, search and retrieval of Security Interest Filings filed with this Department.
 

Property Owners

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 Tuesday - Saturday.

Homestead Eligibility Application: File the Homestead Tax Credit application online. You will need your property account identification number and an access number issued by the Department to use the online application.

Reassessment Appeal Request: This service will be available for 45 days after reassessment notices are mailed in late December of each year. 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.

Tax Credit Programs Homestead, Homeowners and Renters tax credit program information administered by the Department. Applications are available online on the Forms & Applications page

Tax Exemption Application and Forms  Forms are available online or by contacting your local Department of Assessments and Taxation office. Completed forms must be returned to the appropriate local assessment office.

 

Public Release Data Files

The Department's public release files are available for sale through a contractor, SpecPrint, Inc. 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 the current layout of Master File Data Sets available for purchase through SpecPrint.

File formats of Master File Data Sets:


SpecPrint will provide the SDAT data files in popular storage formats, elected 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


For additional information contact Joe Jenkins of Specprint, Inc. 410-561-9600 or via e-mail at jljenkins@specprint.com.
To place an order make your check payable to Specprint, Inc. and mail to:
Specprint, Inc.
7 Aylesbury Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
Attention: Joseph Jenkins

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