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Maryland Certificate Of Good Standing


How to Get a Maryland Certificate of Status

A certificate of good standing in the State of Maryland is called a Certificate of Status or a Certificate of Existence. You can order by mail, in person, or online, but we recommend online. Online processing is immediate and costs $40. Normal processing takes up to 7 days, plus additional time for mailing, and costs $20. Expedited service is available for $20 more and should take less than 3 days, plus additional time for mailing.

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To display and print an online Certificate of Status, disable your Pop-up blocker and be certain the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader is properly installed on your computer. At their website, follow the instructions provided to search and print a certificate. You will be able to authenticate, view and print the pdf certificate yourself immediately. You will want to have your credit card handy.

By Mail:
You will want to provide the business name, payment, return address information, specific request and a daytime phone number for any questions on your cover letter.

In Person:
Counter service is considered expedited processing. Requested documents can usually be provided the same day. You will want to have your payment handy. Credit cards not accepted in person.

How much does a Maryland Certificate of Status cost?

To register as a Maryland Corporation.

$40 online processing.
$40 for expedited processing.
$20 for normal processing.

Is expedited processing available?

Yes. An expedited service fee of $20 is required, in addition to the regular $20 fee.

Payment options?

Check, Money Order, Visa or MasterCard.
Make check or money order payable to: State Department of Assessments.

How long does it take to get a Certificate of Status?

Online processing: immediate
Expedited counter service: usually same day (in person only)
Expedited processing: 2-3 business days, plus additional time for mailing
Normal processing: 5-7 business days, plus additional time for mailing

How will the Certificate of Status come back after I order from the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation?

If you make the request online, it is available immediately. You just have to print it or request that it be mailed to you.

If you make the request by mail, it will be returned by regular mail, unless you request otherwise and provide a pre-addressed prepaid envelope or UPS/Fed Ex account number. Return service by fax or email email is not available.

Order an Maryland Certificate Status Online:

Contact Info:

Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
Corporate Charter Division
301 W Preston Street, 8th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410)767-1344 phone
(410)333-7097 fax
Email:  charterhelp@dat.state.md.us


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