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.
Make your check payable to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation and mail to:
Charter Division State Department of Assessments and Taxation 301 West Preston Street, Room 801 Baltimore, MD 21201
Click here to view a schedule of fees for filings and other Charter services.
We cannot provide information about the status of filings unless they are unusually late. The turn around period to receive your confirmation can take 8 weeks or more. If you have not heard from us by then, and you cannot find information about your filing through our online database, please contact us again by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To check the status of your filing online, click here to access Business Data Search
Information we require to check recent submissions includes: (1) was this expedited or regular service(2) what form was filed (Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, etc.)(3) what is the exact name of the entity (ABC, Inc)(4) the date you mailed it or faxed it and(5) was a check included and if so, what was the amount of the check? NOTE: These will not be addressed until after 5 business days for expedited work or 45 days for non-expedited work.
Most documents filed after 2001 are available online in the Business Data Search system. Click here to access Business Data Search
*Name availability is not guaranteed over the telephone
**For existing entities
301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201-2395