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File your LLC’s Articles of Organization in Maryland using SunDoc Filings. We make daily trips to the Secretary of State office. Unlike other filing services, we handle all filings on an expedited basis. We never mail in your documents and we always have a live voice to help.
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Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your Maryland LLC's Articles of Organization by noon M-F, your filing will be submitted the same day it was received. The date submitted will become the file date of your new entity. The Secretary of State office will take at a few weeks to process routine orders. Keep in mind that if you mail the document to the state yourself, like many filing services do, you will have to wait SEVERAL MONTHS. When the state is approves your document, they will issue a state entity number and a certified copy We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you. We will return the certified copy via regular mail. FedEx is available for an additional fee.
Your Post-Filing Responsibilities
File a Statement of Information: After the Articles of Organization are filed, the Secretary of State requires that you file a Statement of Information. The Statement of Information, includes the business and mailing address of the entity, the names and addresses of the members, the agent for service of process, and a brief description of the business. We can file this for you; simply add it to your order.
Employer Identification Number: If you would like, we can obtain your EIN for your new Maryland LLC. Simply add it to your order or fill out our online EIN order form and we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
Maryland LLC Kit: Our LLC Kits include a custom binder, 20 customized membership certificates, printed minutes, operating agreement, LLC seal embosser, and FedEx 2nd Day shipping. You can order the Maryland LLC kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page.
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Maryland LLC Formation Guidelines
The name of the limited liability company must contain the words must contain the words “Limited Liability Company”; or the abbreviation “L.L.C.” , “LLC”; “L.C.”; or “LC”. It may not be "the same as or misleadingly similar to" the name of any domestic or authorized foreign corporation, limited partnership, or limited liability company, or to any reserved, registered, or recorded name; and it may not contain any word or phrase which indicates or implies that it is organized for any purpose not stated in its articles of organization. An available name may be reserved for a 30-day period. The filing fee is $25.
Organizers / Members
The limited liability company can be formed by any one (1) organizer. The limited liability company can be formed with one (1) or more members.
The purpose of a limited liability company may be organized under the Act and may conduct business in any state for any lawful business, purpose, investment or activity, whether or not for profit, except the business of acting as an insurer.
Duration or Life of LLC
The period of duration of a limited liability company shall be perpetual unless the Articles of Organization places a limitation on the company’s existence or until dissolution or termination.
Principal Office and Resident Agent
A limited liability company must maintain a resident agent and principal office to receive service of process in Maryland.
Submit to the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation one (1) executed original of Articles of Organization accompanied by an executed Consent to Serve as Resident Agent. The Department of Assessments and Taxation issues acknowledgment of filing.
Rejected Corporate Charter Documents
Please note that under Maryland law a filer has sixty (60) days from the date of our initial rejection of a filing to correct any rejected document and resubmit it or all filing fees are retained by the Department for reviewing the first filing. If a document is resubmitted after the sixtieth day, another separate filing fee must be paid with the second submission. If a filer chooses not to resubmit the document for filing, a demand for a refund must be made in writing within sixty (60) days of the date of the initial rejection of the document.
If what appears on the file or receipt does not match what you submitted because the state keyed the information incorrectly. Be specific describing the error, how it should read, and include the entity's exact name and date of the document.
Work in Progress
Try searching the Maryland online database or contacting our office before contacting the state. Information we require to check recent submissions includes: type of service, rush or expedited, exact name of the entity and date submitted. You can also check your order status online…simply log in to your account. NOTE: The state will not be address our inquiry until after 5 business days for expedited work. We are not able to look up the status of regular non-expedited filings.
Maryland LLC Frequently Asked Questions