Maryland Registered Agent | Corporate/LLC Registered Agent Services in Maryland

Maryland Registered Agent Services

$129/year with prices as low as $87/year with the purchase of multi-year service!

Lutherville, MD 21093
Baltimore County
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What Is a Registered Agent?

Depending on which state you operate your business in, you will be required to have a registered agent, a resident agent, or a statutory agent. A Maryland registered agent will receive official legal notices from the state on behalf of your business or service of process communications (SOP) if your business should have legal action taken against it from a third party. Despite the differences in names, all of these titles perform the same function. All businesses that are recognized by the state as legal entities are required by law in all 50 states to have a registered agent perform these functions on behalf of the business. Your registered agent will be listed inside the articles of incorporation/organization of your Maryland business. A registered agent protects your business against the liabilities associated with missing important legal notifications from the state and service of process communications if your business should have a suit brought against it by a third party. Having a Maryland registered agent is an essential component of responsibly operating a business that is in compliance with state law.

What Function Does a Registered Agent Perform Within Your business?

Having a registered agent is a requirement every time you register a new Maryland corporation or LLC. You must select a reliable company to act as your Maryland registered agent. Failing to establish and maintain a registered agent can have negative effects on the legal status of your Maryland company within the state and result in extra, unnecessary expenses. The person or entity must be physically located and available at an address within the state of Maryland during normal business hours. A mailbox service or P.O. Box is not sufficient to represent you as your registered agent.

Why Choose InCorp for Your Maryland Registered Agent Services?

Created in 1998, we now have over 250,000 worldwide clients and are BBB rated A+. We will beat any competitor's price on registered agent service and offer incredible discounts on multi-year and multistate national registered agent services.

How Registered Agent Service Can Help Your Business

  • Legal Notifications

    A Maryland registered agent is responsible for the reception of important legal notifications on behalf of your business through the use of an official Maryland address. This avoids many risks associated with receiving this type of documentation, such as your annual filing notices, SOP (service of process), and other important legal notifications, at your home or business address. In addition, having a registered agent receive these important documents on behalf of your business will ensure that the mail is securely received, handled correctly, and with the proper legal procedures that are in compliance with Maryland law.

  • Flexibility

    With a Maryland registered agent, you will be compliant with the law by having someone always present during standard business hours to receive official legal notices within Maryland on behalf of your business. If you decide not to, you will not need to be present at your physical business location during standard business hours or even have a physical Maryland business location. Your registered agent will provide an official address where important legal notices can be sent. This allows for a lot of flexibility regarding how you choose to run your business. If you do have a physical business location and decide to move your business, by having a Maryland registered agent, updating your business address with the state of Maryland will not be necessary for you to continue to be in compliance and receive official legal notices.

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  • Privacy

    By hiring a registered agent, you can help protect the privacy of your home address. If you choose to use your home address to receive official legal notifications regarding your business, it will be published in public directories. By having a Maryland registered agent, you will be provided an official address within Maryland to receive all of your official legal notifications. This service can help keep your home address private.

  • Help Prevent Corporate Identity Theft

    Through EntityWatch®, the innovative and proprietary technology developed first by InCorp, our information system ties into most of the state databases to give you up-to-date information on the status of your entities including the filing status, the current registered agent, officers, and directors. EntityWatch® also advises you of changes to help prevent corporate identity theft.

  • Organization

    View and upload all your state business filings, corporate documents, and statuses via the Internet on our comprehensive client website at no additional fee. Our Entity Management System (EMS) is where you can keep track of compliance events using our compliance calendar, view and/or store your corporate documents from anywhere in the world, track your forwarded mail, pay your invoices, and order additional services is included at no additional charge! (Now available as an app for iOS devices.)

  • Consolidate Expenses

    For multi-state companies, you will receive a consolidated bill for all your business entities in every state hosted.

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"Phenomenal, personal service. We use InCorp in a few states and they know exactly what to do for each state and guide you the entire way."

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  • Save Money

    For over 20 years we have provided top-tier service with one of the lowest prices in the industry and have only raised our prices one time (while many of our competitors raise their prices on their long-term clients yearly!) Our standard fee to serve as your Maryland registered agent is only $129 per state! And you can save even more when you choose multi-year service.

  • Fast Support and Service

    Over-the-counter expedited business document filing service are available for most states. Receive notification of all service of process in real-time and receive said service of process within 24-hours of receipt via Express Mail, facsimile, or email.

What you need to know when appointing InCorp Services, Inc. as your Maryland Registered Agent:

  • Maryland does not require original signatures.
  • Online filings are available for formations and qualifications.
  • Maryland's normal processing time is up to 8 weeks for documents submitted by mail and 7 business days for online filings that must include the $50 expedite fee.
  • The Maryland Registered Agent change filing fee is $25.
  • The state of Maryland requires LLCs and corporations filed in Maryland to have a Registered Agent. Maryland Registered Agents are a person or company designated on public record to accept legal documents (service of process) and notifications from the Maryland Secretary of State's office on behalf of the corporate entity. There are few restrictions regarding who can be listed as a Registered Agent, the most important being that the Registered Agent must be located and available at a physical street address, within the state of Maryland, during normal business hours.
  • Your Maryland Registered Agent will be responsible, on your behalf, to receive all government notifications sent to Registered Agents and litigation (service of process) documents. In Maryland, InCorp's address is for Registered Agent service only.


Maryland Registered Agent FAQs

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Having a registered agent is required in almost every state. The purpose is for the state to show a physical address in that state at which the company can be served with legal documents. We also receive notifications from many states and help you keep your company in good standing. An added benefit is the security of knowing InCorp is here to fulfill this requirement and provide you with a little more privacy.

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When hiring InCorp as your commercial registered agent, we do not automatically file your documents to register your entity with the state. Formation and qualification filings are separate services, and we will be happy to prepare the entire filing for you once the additional service has been purchased. Our order processing team members will automatically provide consent forms for the states that require them, and we're here to help with Registered Agent Change forms at no additional charge if you'd like our assistance.

In most cases, yes, but we do require that you also be filed with the Secretary of State. Some agencies have requirements that we can't meet, like an address in a specific county or an individual serving instead of InCorp as a company. If you send over the document we'll review it to make sure we can meet the requirements.

The first thing is to order service. Once your order is placed and you have received the confirmation email, please contact our order processing team to proceed. Some states require our signature but it does not have to be a mailed original so you can just reply to your order confirmation with the document attached and we'll sign and return it to you. Other states require our original signature, in which case you can email us the document, we will sign it and mail it to you for submission to the state. Alternatively, you can mail us the complete package of documents and state payment and we will sign and forward the package to the state for you. A few states, like Wyoming, require a separate Registered Agent Consent form. We'll send that directly to you after your order is placed. Please call our order processing team or email us with any additional questions or concerns.

The general rule is that InCorp only serves as a Maryland registered agent for entities registered with the Secretary of State. We can serve for other agencies as well but need to be listed with the Secretary of State, also. When looking for a registered agent for an individual, we recommend using an attorney or law office.

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