Charter Business Services

News and Announcements

Please note that all processing times except for documents filed online will be significantly delayed due to COVID-19 work limitations. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Please visit Governor Hogan's Coronavirus 2019 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.

Charter Business Services & Personal Property Assessments – Please be advised that effective 3/16/2020, SDAT’s Charter & Personal Property public counter located at State Center in Baltimore will be closed to the public until further notice.​
  • Nearly all charter and personal property filings can be made online, and to do so please visit Maryland Business Express (www.businessexpress.maryland.gov) to register your business, order business documents, and file annual reports and personal property tax returns.
  • Any transaction that cannot be completed online can still be mailed in to to SDAT's offices. You may download those forms using the links below.

File the Annual Report and Personal Property Return Online ​


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