Category Archives: Maryland Secretary of State (SOS) Taxable Business Entity Search

Search Maryland Business Secretary of State Entities by; Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), and Limited Partnership (LP). Use to lookup entity information and to check to see if a name is available when incorporating.

Maryland Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to Maryland Secretary of State.

Step 2 – You may search for your corporation by name or department ID number. If you enter a name, be sure to be as descriptive as possible as the database will return all entities that match the keywords entered.

Step 3 – On the results page you will be able to view the entities’ department ID and name and have the option of selecting it’s: general information, amendments, personal property, and it’s current status with the Secretary of State.
Click on the link labeled ‘general information’ if you wish to check owner and registered agent information.

Step 4 – You have completed the search and are able to view the corporation’s: principal office, registered agent, status, type of stock, date of incorporation, state of incorporation, and previous filings.

Reserve an Entity Name in Maryland

Step 1 – Fill in the Entity Name Reservation Online.

Step 2 – Pay the $25 filing fee, and you will have the legal rights to the entity name for 1 year.

Register a Trade Name in Maryland

Step 1 – Download and complete the Maryland Trade Name Application.

Step 2 – Attach the $25 filing fee and send to the Secretary of State’s office located at:
Charter Division
Department of Assessments and Taxation
301 W. Preston Street, Room 801
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Maryland Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to Maryland Secretary of State.

Maryland Entity Search

Maryland Entity Search

Step 2 – You can search for your company by either it’s name or the department identification number. The most popular form is by name and it is highly recommended when preforming your query that you are as detailed as possible. The system will return all records that match the keyword provided.

Maryland Entity Search Results

Maryland Entity Search Results

Step 3 – At the Entity Results Page you are able to get a preview of the company’s department ID and name. You have the options of selecting the LLC’s: Owner and Registered Agent information (by selecting the General Info link), Previous Filing (by selecting the Amendments link), Personal Property, and the Status.

Maryland Entity Information Page

Maryland Entity Information Page

Step 4 – Now that you have found the LLC you were looking up you can view all the data located at the Secretary of State including the: principal office, registered agent, status, current standing, business code, formation date, state of formation, and view previous filings/amendments.

Reserve an LLC Name

Step 1 – Go online to the Maryland Name Reservation Filing Page.

Step 2 – Fill in the form and pay the $25 filing fee. This will reserve a company name for 1 year.

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