Community Associations

​​Under State Government Article, §7-108, and Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article, §5-406 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

Instructions: In order for a nonprofit association, corporation or other organization that registers with the Secretary of State to be protected under Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article, §5-406, in the Maryland Annotated Code, the association must provide the Office of the Secretary with a signed affidavit. The affidavit should state the nonprofit association, corporation, or other organization:
  • Is composed of at least 25% of the adult residents of a local community which consists of at least 40 households and is defined by specific geographic boundaries in the bylaws or charter of the organization;
  • Requires annual payment dues;
  • Promotes social welfare and general civic improvement, and
  • ​In the case of a corporation, is in good standing.

Please mail affidavit to Office of the Secretary of the State, State House, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.​