Maryland Certified Copies

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What are certified copies?

Maryland certified copies are a true and correct copy of business filings, which can obtained from the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT). Articles of incorporation are the most commonly certified document. Articles of amendment or annual reports may also be certified.

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) issues certified copies with an endorsement, stamp, or certificate. Certified copies are sometimes required to secure a bank loan, apply for a certificate of authority, and obtain business licenses.

What documents can be certified?

You can typically have most corporate filings certified, including:

  • Articles of formation
  • Articles of amendment
  • Certificate of authority
  • Mergers
  • Annual filings, such as annual reports
  • Fictitious name or DBA registration
  • Dissolution and withdrawals

Where can I obtain Maryland certified copies?

Only the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) can issue Maryland certified copies. It is possible to obtain certified copies yourself using the contact information below.

Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)

Physical Address:
301 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201-2395


Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 17052
Baltimore, MD 21201-2395

Phone: 410-767-1184

Website: http://www.dat.state.md.us/
Name Search: https://egov.maryland.gov/BusinessExpress/EntitySearch
Forms: http://dat.maryland.gov/Pages/sdatforms.aspx#BNE
Online Filing: https://egov.maryland.gov/BusinessExpress
Email: SDAT.CharterHelp@Maryland.gov
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