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We handle your DBA project from conception through maintenance. We navigate registration requirements across state lines, check name availability, prepare and file DBA registrations, track renewals, and prepare and file renewals.

  • Access to a compliance specialist who consults with you on your project
  • Complete document preparation, filing, and follow-up with government agencies through approval
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Maryland DBA / Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registrations

Registration requirements for Maryland business entities

Business entities that plan to use a name other than their legal business name may need to register an assumed name. Assumed name registration can take place at the state, local, or state and local levels of government. State specific registration information is available below.

Maryland Fictitious Name Registrations

Maryland Trade Name Registration

Is registration mandatory?

Trade name registration is optional.

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?

Registration of a trade name does not confer ownership rights.

Agency:Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
Law:

MD Corp and Assn Code § 1-406

Initial Registration
Trade Name

Form:

Trade Name Application

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$25 plus a $3 credit card fee if applying online.

Is registration mandatory?:

Trade name registration is optional.

County Level Filing:

Filing is not required at the county level.

Does registration prevent others from using the name I choose?:

Registration of a trade name does not confer ownership rights.

Notes:
  • Publication of registration is not required in Maryland.

Registration Renewal
Trade Name Renewal

Form:

Trade Name Application

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25 plus a $3 credit card fee if renewing online.

Due:

By the date of registration every 5 years.

Law:

MD Corp and Assn Code § 1-406

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