Departmental Forms & Applications


Important Information for Businesses: Starting in 2018, our Department will be updating the paperwork that all entities are required to file annually in order to legally operate in Maryland. "Form 1" will be separated into an "Annual Report" and a "Personal Property Tax Return." If you own a business, read this press release about important changes that will impact your annual filings, and visit Maryland Business Express​ to make sure your entity is in good standing. Also, be sure to sign up here​ to receive timely email reminders to file these important documents.


Note: Due to the fact that the laws governing the formation and operation of business entities and the effectiveness of a UCC Financing Statement involve more than filing documents with our office, we suggest you consult an attorney, accountant, or other professional. Our staff cannot act as consultants.

Mail completed forms to:
State Department of Assessments and Taxati​on, Charter Division, 301 W. Preston Street; 8th Fl, Baltimore, MD 21201-2395.  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 Maryland Business Express

Fraudulent Filing Recording

Create or Start a Business in Maryland

Maryland Business Express is SDAT's award-winning online platform for registering and establishing businesses, making annual filings, and requesting document copies. Click here to see if the legal entity for your business can be created online.

Note: All entities are required to make annual filings in order to legally operate in Maryland (see below). Sign up here​ to receive timely email reminders to file these important documents.

Make Changes to an Existing Business

End Cancel or Revive a Business

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.

Note: All entities are required to make annual filings in order to legally operate in Maryland (see below), including foreign (non-Maryland) businesses. Sign up here​ to receive timely email reminders to file these important documents.



Note: Under Maryland Criminal Law, a person who files in public records of the Department of Assessments and Taxations 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​.



PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to protect the environment and save Maryland taxpayer dollars, the Department will no longer mail Anual Reports and Personal Property Tax Return forms. Starting in 2018, the Department will also no longer mail postcards reminding businesses to file their Annual Report and Personal Property Return. Instead, businesses may sign-up for reminder e-mails. ​To join our annual filings list serve, please click here.

The Annual Filing Extension system is now open!  Use the system to obtain a 60 day extension, until June 15th, for filing your 2018 Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Return. 

Mail completed forms to:
P.O. Box 17052, Baltimore, MD 21297-1052 
For more information visit the Business Personal Property page.

Be certain you have the latest version of the Adobe PDF software installed on your system.  If you intend to file these documents online, it is best that you download and save the forms. 


Forms for Domestic & Foreign Corporations, LLC, LLP and LP


Forms for Sole Proprietorships & General Partnerships


Other Annual Filings




Mail completed forms to:
State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Ground Rent, 301 W. Preston Street; 8th FL, Baltimore, MD 21201-2395. For more information visit the Ground Rent program page


For Homestead program questions e-mail:
Homeowners & Renters questions e-mail:

Mail completed 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 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

Miscellaneous Forms

Petition for Review/ New Owner Appeal of 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 Marital Separation Affidavit

MD Land Instrument Intake Sheet (Link to Maryland Judiciary Court Forms Index Page)

Exemptions Applications

Commercial Property Income Questionnaires

Apartment Building Hotel/Motel
Assisted Living Facility Marina
Campground Mobile Home Park
Cemetery Nursing Home
Commercial/ Industrial            Section 42 Tax Credit Property
Garage and Parking Lot  Subsidized Housing
Golf Course Tenant List & Rent Schedule