What is a Maryland Registered Agent?

A Maryland registered agent can be either a business entity or an individual that agrees to accept service of process and official mail for corporations, LLCs and other entities registered in Maryland. In accordance with state law, a Maryland registered agent must have a physical street location in the state, called a registered office, where certified mail can be reliably delivered during regular business hours. When documents are accepted, it is the duty of a Maryland registered agent to contact the client and forward the document to them in a timely manner. This ensures that state courts, as well as the MD Department of Assessments & Taxation, can dependably contact a business entity.

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Use your online account to find:

  • Docs we get for you
  • Maryland business forms to file
  • Maryland filing tips

No Surprises

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With Rapid Registered Agent, what you see is what you get.  We offer:

  • Same price every year
  • No extra fees
  • No up-sells
  • No fees to fax your documents to you

$10 Per Month or $100 Per Year

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Maryland Registered Agent Service

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Our Maryland Registered Agent Service Includes

Fast Service

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Orders Filed the Same Day

Address Security

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Use Our Address, Not Yours

Flexible Plans

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Monthly and Yearly Plans Available

Multiple Notification Methods

We Notify You By Email and Fax (optional) and Text Message (optional)

Multiple Recipients

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We will send notices of documents to an unlimited number of contacts at your company

Local Document Scans

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Real-Time Notifications

Available 365 Days

Check your documents or update your company information 24/7/365.

Full Privacy

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Ready to Protect Your Assets

Annual Report

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Reminders & Compliance Notifications

What Do Maryland Registered Agents Do?

Maryland registered agents need to have physical addresses in Maryland, be open during business hours, accept documents on your behalf and get them to you. Commercial registered agents in Maryland should provide tools that help you maintain your company.

Why do I need a Maryland Registered Agent?

  • To become a legitimate, registered Maryland business, the state requires you to appoint one.
  • The Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation will reject your filing if you don’t appoint a registered agent in Maryland.
  • Basically, so the general public will have a reliable way to send important mail or legal notices to every registered Maryland business.

Note: According to Maryland’s registered agent statutes, if a business has not maintained a registered agent in Maryland, it cannot prosecute, maintain, or defend any action in a court of law until it has a registered agent. In short, it’s best to keep your registered agent in Maryland.

What do Maryland registered agents do?

  • Maryland registered agents need to have physical addresses in Maryland.
  • Be open during business hours.
  • Accept documents on your behalf and get them to you.

Commercial registered agents in Maryland should provide tools that help you maintain your company.

What are the requirements for Maryland registered agents?

  • MD registered agents have to be a resident or companies that provide registered agent services.
  • Have a registered office address that is a physical address located within the State of Maryland.
  • Accept legal documents.

People Who Need Registered Agents In Maryland:

Anyone forming a corporation in Maryland or starting a Maryland LLC

Why Do I Need Rapid Registered Agent As My Registered Agent?

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State law requires all legitimate, registered businesses to appoint one.

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How Does the Rapid Registered Agent Service Work in Maryland?

Easy Sign Up. You sign up online at the top right corner of this page. We’ll become your Maryland registered agent service after you make your business registration filing with the MD Department of Assessments & Taxation.

Go-To Resource. We attempt to make your account a real go-to resource for you, not just for Maryland registered agent service or paying a bill, but for actually keeping up with Maryland corporate paperwork formalities.

The Tools You Need. Generate compliance forms auto-magically from your dashboard.  If you sign up for the annual plan,  we’ll send you an invoice for another year of Maryland registered agent service 30 days before it’s due. If you want to keep using us, great; if you don’t, you can easily cancel.

Call us! We’re here to help walk you through the process of starting your new business. When you have a question, just call.  We even put our phone number on the top of every web page. The people who answer the phones don’t read from scripts or try to sell you anything—we’re just here to help. We even make it easy to add registered agent services in other states.

How Will I Get My Documents From You?

We scan and upload every document in real time.  You will then be notified by email and optionally by text message or fax.  You can then use the secure link to view the document or log in to your dashboard at anytime to view it.

Can I Use Your Maryland Registered Office Address To Get My Mail?

  • Most of our clients list our registered office address on their articles of incorporation.
  • We don’t want all your mail, that’s not what we do..
  • We will throw away junk mail and forward any document from a government agency (state or Federal).
  • The US Postal office might not deliver your mail reliably to us if you don’t have a lease at our address.
  • As the registered agent, things come directly to us, Rapid Registered Agent, LLC care of you.

How Are Maryland Registered Agents Served?

  • A process server, the sheriff, or any third party will walk into our office and hand us legal papers (service of process).
  • The process server then gives an affidavit to the court that they “served” us.

Serving a registered agent is legal proof that you were notified. Regardless of whether you look at the docs or even receive them from your registered agent service. You were notified. We take this responsibility very seriously.

You can learn more about how a registered agent is served.

How Do I Search For A Registered Agent In Maryland?

If you want to formally notify a business through their Maryland registered agent service, just send a certified letter directly to the registered agent name and registered office address. Here is how you can look up that information:

  • Do a Maryland business name search via the MD Department of Assessments & Taxation.
  • Type in the name of the company  whose registered agent you are trying to look up.
  • Look for the MD registered agent name and registered office street address.

How Do I Get Started?

Step 2

Access the forms you want to file. Read our instructions and filing tips.

Step 3

File your LLC or corporation filings with the Maryland Division of Corporations.

Do I Hire A Maryland Registered Agent Service Before Or After I Make The Filing?

You should hire us first and then do your business registration filing, because you can’t form an LLC or corporation without a Maryland registered agent service. Also, we provide all the forms and instructions you need to complete your filing instantly after you place an order.

How Do I Change My Registered Agent Service To Rapid Registered Agent?

You file a Statement of Change of Registered Office or Agent or Both form with the Secretary of State and we get listed as your Florida registered agent. When you place an order with us, the change form is available immediately. It’s super easy.

  • ”Very prompt on sending letters from state. Highly recommend”

    A. Reddy
    Aravinda Pulakurthi MD PA

    ”I appreciated the one-on-one communications. So far your registered agent services have been flawless. Thanks.”

    Alex
    ProTechKey Secure Credit, LLC

    ”Easy to do business with, no problems. Kind of a no brainer.”

    R. Sheldon
    eTopia LLC
  • ”Andrew Traub, from The Traub Law Office, has been a very responsive to our inquiries. As a registered agent, the company has provided constant communication with our company. The company’s reputation is outstanding and they have so far been a pleasure to work with. ”

    Reuben Ibanez
    Kawali Restaurant

    ”I think your service is easy to use/start using and am very satisfied with the service.”

    S. Wilson
    The Law Office of Robert Steve Wilson, PLLC

    ”The Texas Registered Agents services have been excellent, kind, prompt, and very resourceful. Thank you for all your help.”

    d. padilla
    ATX CINEMA LLC
  • ”The Traub Law Office is simply the best and the highest rated Registered Agent Service in Texas. As a happy customer, I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great law firm. With an outstanding reputation, Mr. Andrew Traub and his excellent team are just wonderful. They are... read more

    J. Walker
    ARINCO Technologies Inc.

    ”The Traub Law Office is very professional; great customer service.”

    Frankie Joseph
    Emmanuel’s Hands Foundation

    ”Very happy with services. Mr. Traub has always answered any questions timely and in a professional manner.”

    K. Burns
    4B Interests, LLC
  • ”services excellent”

    N. Reyes
    REYAM INC.

    ”Hello, Great Registered Agent! Replies to all of my inquiries promptly.”

    K. Elemam
    Tour Egypt

    ”So far I have been very pleased with the service provided by your law firm.”

    L. Srubas
    mbq food concepts, inc
  • ”He has been very prompt and helpful. I am pleased to work with Andrew.”

    H. Tobin
    VibraCode

    ”Very easy process and professional.”

    D. Boland
    Maney Wire & Cable-Southwest, Inc.

    I was pleased with the service I received from Texas Registered Agent Traub Law Office, P.C. I set up a company 15 years ago, didn't do anything with it, and didn't think about registered agents. The amount of mail I received, and continue to receive at home is one reason... read more

    Patrick Norris
    Lets Talk Common Sense LLC

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