Maryland Registered Agent

A local Maryland registered agent is required when registering to do business in Maryland.

What is a Maryland resident agent?

A Maryland resident agent can be an adult individual or an organization registered or authorized to do business in Maryland. A Maryland business must name a registered agent and the address of its registered office on their initial state paperwork. A Maryland resident agent must have a physical location in Maryland and have someone present at that address during normal business hours. When a business is involved in a law suit, a process server will deliver the court papers to that company’s Maryland resident agent’s address. Also, sending the legal documents by certified mail to the Maryland registered office address is legal proof that you have been served. A reliable Maryland resident agent is essential.

Maryland resident agents have a duty to be available at the registered office address during normal business hours, for the purpose of receiving, accepting and forwarding to the entity any notices or demands that is served on the MD business to the registered agent.

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What types of businesses are required to have Maryland resident agents?

Domestic and foreign corporations, close corporations, professional corporations, nonprofit corporations, domestic and foreign LLCs, LPs, LLPs and LLLPs must maintain a Maryland resident agent at all times.

How do we handle items we receive as your Maryland resident agent?

As soon as we receive legal notices or official state documents, we scan and upload them into your online account locally in Maryland. We send you an immediate email message that you have an important document in your online account, and prompting you to login and download it.

Maryland’s annual report is called the Annual Personal Property Return. It is more of a tax return unless your business does not own property in Maryland. Our Maryland resident agent service includes tracking your annual report due date, and sending you email reminders to help you remain in compliance with Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation.

How do you change your resident agent in Maryland?

File a completed Resolution to Change Principal Office or Resident Agent by mail, in person or by fax with a $25 filing fee. This form works for all entities. The registered agent must sign the consent line on the form, but it does not need to be original. Maryland will take about eight weeks to process your filing. You can pay an additional $50 expedite fee and the change of agent will be complete in about a week. It is recommended to file the Resolution by fax with the expedite request on the fax cover sheet.

also track your Maryland annual report due date and send you reminders with how-to links to file your report in a timely manner with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation.

Benefits of hiring Resident Agent LLC as your Maryland registered agent service provider:

You can order online for Maryland resident agent service in all 51 jurisdictions or add states in your online account at any time.