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.

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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.

Our Purpose

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 relations.


Also of Interest

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