What is a Maryland registered agent?

If you’re forming a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) in Maryland, you’ve probably seen the term “resident agent” listed on your Maryland formation documents. Pursuant to state code (§ 2-108), all corporations and LLCs authorized to do business in Maryland are required to designate a resident agent. The resident agent serves as your business’ point of contact in the state to accept all legal notices on behalf of your business.

All entities registering to do business in Maryland must appoint a Maryland resident agent (this is the same thing as a Maryland registered agent).