Maryland Foreign Qualification

(PLUS maryland STATE FEES)

In this section we'll explain the requirements, where to file, and fees regarding a Maryland foreign qualification.

Filing Requirements

If you've incorporated your company in any state other than Maryland (state motto: Strong Deeds, Gentle Words) and you wish to "conduct business" in Maryland, you'll need to "foreign qualify" your company.

The State of Maryland requires the following pieces of information:

  • Full legal name in home state
  • Assumed company name in Maryland (if applicable)
  • Names and address of officers and directors
  • State (or country) of Incorporation or Formation
  • Date of formation in state of incorporation
  • Street address of principal office
  • Nature of business in Maryland
  • A designated commercial registered agent for service of process (can be either a corporation or natural person)
  • Street address of agent for service of process (PO Box is NOT acceptable)
  • Signature and title of the authorized person

Documents to file

  • Corporation or LLC Registration form
  • Certificate of Good Standing from state of incorporation

Where to file

The completed form can be filed by mail or in person:

State Department of Assessments and Taxation
Corporate Charter Division
301 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201


State of Maryland phone number is 410-767-1184. Their website is

Fees & Costs

The State of Maryland has a filing fee of $100 for all entity types. There is an expedited fee of $50. Make checks payable to: State Department of Assessments and Taxation. Accepted payment types:

  • Check
  • Cash (in person only)
  • Money order


We hope you found this page beneficial regarding an out of state LLC or corporation doing business in the State of Maryland. For a small processing fee plus state fees, you can have one of our expert Incorporation Specialists "foreign qualify" your company in Maryland. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-423-2993 or 302-996-5819. Thank you for your interest in Maryland Foreign Qualification.


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