Maryland LLC Name Search

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The first step to starting a Maryland LLC is choosing a business name that is available for use, and that meets the state rules.

Maryland LLC - Name Search

Maryland Name Availability Search

Maryland Business Express: Business Entity Search

State Contact Information

State Department of Assessments and Taxation
Corporate Charter Division
Phone: 410-767-1350

If you have questions while performing your search, call the State at the number shown above. If you have any issues reaching a real person, send them an email. They usually respond by email within a couple hours or less.

Next Step

After you’ve found an available LLC name, you can then proceed to the next Lesson: Maryland Registered Agent.

And check out TRUIC’s business name generator if you need help coming up with an LLC name.

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  1. What if there is a business name coming up when searching my desired business name, however, it has been forfeited 5+ years prior? Can I now use that LLC name since it is no longer in business?


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