20899 Secretary Of State

Find the 20899 Secretary of State or Department of State offices (SOS). The secretary of state provides information about corporations, registration, security, licensing and administration.


Annapolis Maryland Secretary of State 16 Francis Street Annapolis MD 21401 40.6 miles from 20899 410-974-5521


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What is the Uniform Commercial Code, or UCC?

The UCC is a set of uniform rules and processes for sales and other commercial transactions adopted by the states and most U.S. territories. The intent of the UCC is to provide consistency and efficiency in business transactions across all fifty states.

How does a business register with the Secretary of State?

Registering a business starts with selecting a name and business structure. The registration documents require, at a minimum, the name of the registering individual, corporation, or company, as well as the address and contact information for the business. Most states offer online business registration. The county or local government may also require registration.

Does the Secretary of State offer advice in starting a business?

No. However, other agencies and organizations may provide advice and support for starting a business. The U.S. Small Business Administration has offices in each state, and the economic development agency in many states, counties, and local areas offer a variety of supportive services to newly forming businesses.