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Covid-19 News and Announcements
To help protect our customers and staff from the spread of COVID-19, SDAT's public counters in Baltimore are closed to the public. Some local real property assessment offices have limited public access, so please
contact your local office
for more information. We are asking customers to complete transactions online when at all possible, and to email our programs using the contact information below. Transactions completed online will be processed significantly faster than mailed-in documents.
"I applaud Governor Hogan's leadership during this COVID-19 health emergency, and many deadlines have been extended according to his executive orders. We are
all customers to complete transactions online whenever possible. I appreciate our customers' patience as we actively explore even more online services that could be made available in the immeidate future, as well as our employees' commitment to providing the best service possible for our customers."
--Director Michael Higgs
Maryland Coronavirus Websites
Please visit Governor Hogan's Coronavirus 2020 Disease Update webpage for general information about the virus, or
Maryland Business Express' COVID-19 Business Response
webpage for resources available to the business community.
We strongly encourage our customers to use our online services, which allow for better tracking and faster processing of documents.
For online Business and Personal Property transactions,
For online submission of a Homeowners' or Renters' Tax Credit application,
For online submission of a Homestead Tax Credit application,
$425 Dropbox for Charter Filings Same-day Service (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
SDAT has placed a dropbox in the lobby of 301 West Preston Street for customers seeking $425 expedited service. No more than three Charter Filings may be submitted per customer/firm/courier and only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 6:30am and 10:00am. Documents and payment must be placed in a sealed envelope that clearly identifies a point of contact's name, email, and phone number, and all filings must include payment for the $425 expedited fee
in addition to the base filing fee
. SDAT staff will contact customers the same day of drop off if any submitted document requires correction. Acknowledgement letters, certified copies and good standing certificates for approved filings will be placed on the dropbox by 4:30 PM for customer pickup the same day the approved filing is dropped off. Please note that service of process cannot be accepted using this dropbox.
Please note that this service is not available for Annual Reports or Personal Property Return assessments. If these procedures are not followed or the filing is rejected, same-day service is not guaranteed.
Customers with questions regarding their business, real or personal property assessment, or tax credit are strongly encouraged to contact the Department via email using the contact information below.
Business Personal Property:
Ordering Certified Copies:
Franchise Tax and Public Utilities:
Ground Rent Filings:
Trade Name Applications and Renewals:
Service of Process:
Ordering Certificates of Good Standing:
All other business inquiries not listed above:
Real Property Services
Email addresses for SDAT's local real property assessment offices can be found
Tax Credit Services
State Tax Sale Ombudsman:
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- All entities must submit an Annual Report and Personal Property Tax Return every year to remain in "good standing" and legally operate in Maryland.
Homeowners' and Renters' Tax Credit applications must be submitted every year. Be sure to
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