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How To File A Maryland LLC Amendment

Step By Step Guide To Maryland LLC Amendments

How to file a Maryland LLC Amendment:

To amend your Maryland limited liability company articles of organization just file Articles of Amendment by mail, in person or by fax with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT). The SDAT LLC amendment form is in fillable format and you have to type on it. They will reject hand written documents. You do not have to use the SDAT form, though. You can draft your own Maryland LLC amendments. The Maryland SDAT does not require original signatures on filed documents.

Checks should be payable to the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation.

Although fax filings are automatically charged an expedite fee, we recommend using this method because it is much faster than filing by mail. If you choose to file by fax, include the Expedited Request by Fax Cover Sheet with your Visa or MasterCard information.

You can also file the amendment in person at the SDAT counter between 8:30 and 4:15. You also have to pay an additional expedite fee because in person filings are expedited. You can pay by check, cash or money order. Make checks payable to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation.

Are there any specifics you can or can’t include with a Maryland LLC amendment?

You can change pretty much any information by filing an amendment to your Maryland LLCs articles of organization including the LLCs name, principal address, and registered agent.

How much does a Maryland Limited Liability Company amendment cost?

There is a $100 filing fee for articles of amendment. Expedited service is available for an additional $50.

How long does it take the state to process a Maryland Limited Liability Company amendment?

Normal processing will take the Maryland SDAT at least 8 weeks but you shouldn’t expect to get your filing confirmation back for at least 10 weeks. Expedited processing is completed within 7 business days.

Mailed documents are processed normally, unless you request expedited service and pay the fee. If you wish to expedite processing of mailed documents write “EXPEDITED SERVICE REQUESTED” on a cover letter and the envelope.

Faxed documents are automatically expedited, so the SDAT will charge the fee to the card you pay with. It takes the Maryland SDAT about 7 business days to process faxed documents.

Walked in documents are expedited, so be prepared to pay that fee. You have to be in line at the SDAT counter by 4:15 pm if you want to submit your documents.

How will your Maryland LLC amendment be returned?

The Maryland SDAT will only return the amendment by mail if you pay an additional $5 fee. If you do not include the fee when you file, they destroy the original. You can view and print your documents online by searching the Maryland Business Database. They are usually available within 10 days after SDAT processing is complete.

What state agency do you file an LLC amendment with?

Submit documents to:

Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation
Charter Division
301 West Preston Street 8th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201-2395
Phone: 410-767-1340
Fax file: 410-333-7097

Can you change the Maryland LLC members or managers on an amendment?

Yes. You can change the members or managers of your Maryland LLC by filing an amendment with the SDAT.

Can you change the Maryland registered agent on the amendment?

Yes. If a new Maryland resident agent is designated on the amendment, the resident agent must sign the form. If this is the only change you want to make, you should just file the SDAT Change of Resident Agent form, since the filing fee is just $25.

Can you change the principal office address and/or the mailing address on an LLC amendment?

You can change your Maryland LLCs principal address by amending articles but it is much cheaper ($25) to file the SDAT Change of Principal Office form.

Changing your principal address on record with the Maryland SDAT will not change the address where the state sends your Personal Property Annual Report. To change the address where you want them to send the report, send a letter with your old and new addresses and SDAT ID number to:

Personal Property Division SDAT
301 West Preston Street Room 801
Baltimore, MD 21201

Maryland SDAT – Forms:

http://www.dat.state.md.us/Pages/sdatforms.aspx

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