Maryland Secretary of State – MD SOS Business Search

maryland-secretary-of-state-logoMaryland Secretary of State Business Division
Address: 16 Francis Street – Jeffrey Building, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Telephone: 1(410) 974-2486
Fax: 1(410) 280-5647

Lookup a Business Entity

Step 1 – Start

In order to lookup a business entity (Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership) in Maryland, you must go to the Secretary of State’s Website.

You have the choice of either preforming a query by Name or by Department ID Number. The most common is by name and it is recommended that you include as many terms as you know to narrow down the results.

After making your selection you will be brought to the Results Page (See Below).

Step 2 – Choose Your Entity


While trying to find your selected corporation, the Secretary of State provides information to help your quest such as the entity’s Department ID NumberName, and a link to view it’s General InfoAmendmentsPersonal Property, and Status. To go to the Details Page (See Below), click on the General Info. link in the light brown text.

Step 3 – Retrieve Information


You have completed your search and are now able to view all the information located with the Secretary of State including the business’s Principal Office AddressRegistered Agent (Name and Address), Status, Whether it is in Good StandingBusiness CodeDate of IncorporationState of FormationStock/Non-Stock, and Close/Not Close.

At the top of the page you also have the option to order Amendments, view Personal Property, and order a Certificate of Status.