When can the Secretary of State accept service of process?
- When the defendant is an out-of-state charitable organization soliciting contributions in the State of Maryland.
Authority: Business Regulation Article, §6-202 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
- When Maryland’s Insurance Commission initiates a court or administrative proceeding against an unauthorized insurer or person in the insurance business.
Authority: Insurance Article, §4-207(a) Annotated Code of Maryland.
The Secretary of State can not accept service on behalf of a business entity formed in the State of Maryland. For information on serving a business entity formed in
Maryland, please contact the Service of Process Unit of the State Department of Assessments and Taxation
at 410-767-8195 or 888-246-5941 (Maryland only). You may also search for an entity's resident agent online at https://egov.maryland.gov/BusinessExpress/EntitySearch. For more information call (410) 974-5521 or e-mail the
Secretary of State's Office