John P. McDonough, Secretary of State
Please note that this office
will be closed Friday, August 29th and Monday September 1, 2014 for the Service Reduction Day and Labor Day.
Welcome to the official web site of Maryland's Secretary of
State. Please take a few moments to learn more about the Office of the
Secretary of State of Maryland and its initiatives. The Secretary of State’s
office performs a number of important services within state government and
we hope you find our website easy to navigate. Please
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Our Mission Statement
The office of the Secretary of State assists Maryland citizens by issuing
registrations, commissions, and publications, and providing critical
information important to charitable giving decisions.
The Office of the Secretary of State monitors and enforces the standards of
law in a variety of areas, including charitable solicitations, notaries,
condominiums, certifications and publication of State regulations. The
office vigorously promotes Maryland’s active role in international
Also of Interest
- Past & Present Secretaries of State
- State Symbols
- Maryland State flag information
- State Holidays 2014