Article - Corporations and Associations
(a) Each Maryland
corporation shall have:
(1) A principal
office in this State; and
(2) At least one
resident agent who shall be either:
(i) A citizen of
this State who resides here; or
(ii) A Maryland
(b) (1) A
corporation may designate or change its resident agent or principal
office by filing for record with the Department a certified copy of
a resolution of its board of directors which authorizes the designation
(2) A corporation
may change the address of its resident agent by filing for record
with the Department a statement of the change signed by its president
or one of its vice-presidents.
(3) A designation
or change of a corporation’s principal office or its resident
agent or his address under this subsection is effective when the Department
accepts the resolution or statement for record.
(c) (1) A
resident agent who changes his address in the State may notify the
Department of the change by filing for record with the Department
a statement of the change signed by him or on his behalf.
(2) The statement
(i) The names of
the corporations for which the change is effective;
(ii) His old and
new addresses; and
(iii) The date
on which the change is effective.
(3) If the old
and new addresses of the resident agent are the same as the old and
new addresses of the principal office of the corporation, the statement
may include a change of address for the principal office if:
(i) The resident
agent notifies the corporation in writing that the statement will
be filed; and
(ii) The statement
recites that he has done so.
(4) The change
of address of the resident agent or principal office is effective
when the Department accepts the statement for record.
(d) (1) A
resident agent may resign by filing with the Department a counterpart
or photocopy of his signed resignation.
(2) Unless a later
time is specified in the resignation, it is effective:
(i) At the time
it is filed with the Department, if the corporation has more than
one resident agent; or
(ii) Ten days after
it is filed with the Department, if the corporation has only one resident