Certificate of Authority – Maryland LLC
Foreign Limited Liability Company in Maryland
If you want your LLC to do business in Maryland, but you formed the LLC in another state, you have register your LLC as a Maryland foreign LLC. After the paperwork is filed, the state returns a certificate of authority from the Corporations Division of the Maryland Secretary of State.
You save some money by doing the filing yourself and just sign up with us as your Maryland resident agent. All foreign Maryland LLCs are required to have a resident agent. Our Maryland resident agent service is a flat $49 a year, every year.
Once you sign up for Maryland registered agent service, you will be logged into your online account. You can look at the forms and filing instructions we provide in the resources section of your client account and see what needs to be done to register a foreign LLC in Maryland. You’ll find the Maryland foreign LLC form that you have to file with the Maryland Corporations Division Secretary of State.
If you decide you don’t want to do the filing yourself, we only charge $100 plus the state filing fee to register your out of state Maryland LLC. Just log in to your client account, click on the add services tab, and let us file the paperwork for you. We provide this service for the state filing fees plus $100. As part of that service, we also will obtain the documents that we need from the home state your LLC was organized in. The state of Maryland requires a certificate of good standing from your home state when registering a foreign LLC. After the filing is completed, we email digital copies of the filed documents and mail the original filed documents to you. You can always access your registration documents in your online account.