In the case of an applicant wanting to create a limited liability company in the State of Maryland, the Maryland Domestic Articles of Organization Form has to be completed and submitted along with a $100 filing fee.
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ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION The undersigned, with the intention of creating a Maryland Limited Liabi\ lity Company files the following Articles of Organization: (1) The name of the Limited Liability Company is: \ \ \ \ \ . (2) The purpose for which the Limited Liability Company is filed is as follo\ ws: \ \ \ \ . (3) The address of the Limited Liability Company in Maryland is \ \ . (4) The resident agent of the Limited Liability Company in Maryland is \ \ whose address is \ \ \ \ . (5) \ (6) \ Resident Agent \ \ Signature(s) of Authorized Person(s) Filing party's return address: (7) \ \ \ \ SDASDAT:Corporate CharterSDAT:Corporate Charter INSTRUCTIONS FOR DRAFTING A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY To create a Maryland Limited Liability Company (LLC) an originally exe\ cuted Articles of Organization must be submitted to: Department of Assessments and Taxation 301 W. Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21201-2392 (1) Insert the name here. The name must not be misleadingly similar to that\ of another LLC, Corporation, Trade Name, Limited Partnership or Limited Liability Partnership on file\ with the Department and the name of the LLC must include one of the following: a. Limited Liability Company b. L.L.C. c. LLC d. L.C. e. L C (2) Insert the purpose of the LLC. A one or two sentence description of the\ business is sufficient. (3) Insert the address of the LLC. The address must be in Maryland and cannot be a P.O. box. (4) Insert the name and address (cannot be a P.O. box) of the resident agent. A resident agent is another entity or individual designated to accept service of process for the LLC\ . The resident agent can be any Maryland citizen who is over eighteen, a Maryland corporation or a Maryl\ and LLC. This person must also sign the document. (5) Execution - must be signed by any adult individual authorized by the pe\ rsons forming the LLC. (6) The resident agent must sign here. (7) Insert the return address for any correspondence regarding this filing.\ NOTE: This list is the mandatory provisions. Any provision the parties decide\ is relevant may be added to the Articles of Organization. Documents must be typed or printed. No handwritten documents will be accepted. FEES: (1) Certificate of Organization $100.00 (2) Certified Copy of document above $20.00 + $1.00 page (3) Certificate of Status at time of filing $20.00 Revised 8/05 Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation SDAT: October 22, 2010 Where and how do I file my documents? All documents must be submitted to: State Department of Assessments and Taxation Charter Division 301 W. Preston Street; 8th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201-2395 How long will it take to process my documents? Regular document processing time can be 8 weeks or more. Expedited processing request will be handled within 7 business days. The expedited service fee is an additional $50.00 for each document; other fees may also apply. Fax completed forms with Mastercard or Visa credit card payment information to 410-333-7097. Fax request will be charged the additional expedited service fee. For your convenience a copy of the Charter fax cover sheet is attached. Documents hand-delivered in limited quantities receiv e same day expedited service between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Mail completed forms to with the appropriate filing fees: State Department of Assessments and Taxation Charter Division, 301 W. Preston Street; 8th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201-2395 All checks must be made out to State Department of Assessments and Taxation. A schedule of filing fees is available online at http:/www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/fees.html Notice regarding annual documents to be filed with the Department of Assessments & Taxation: All domestic and foreign legal entities must submit a Pe rsonal Property Return to the Department. Failure to file a Personal Property Return will result in forfeiture of your right to conduct business in Maryland. Copies of the return are available on the SDAT website. The returns are due April 15th of each year . NOTE: Due to the fact that the laws governing the formation and operation of business entities and the effectiveness of a UCC Financing Statem ent involves more than filing documents with our office, we suggest you consult an attorney, accountant or other professional. State Department of Assessments & Taxation staff can not offer business counseling or legal advice. Revised 2/23/11