Business Personal Property

Please note that all processing times except for documents filed online will be significantly delayed due to COVID-19 work limitations. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Please visit Governor Hogan's Coronavirus 2019 Disease Update webpage for general information about the virus, or Maryland Business Express' COVID-19 Business Response webpage for resources available to the business community.

Charter Business Services & Personal Property Assessments – Please be advised that effective 3/16/2020, SDAT’s Charter & Personal Property public counter located at State Center in Baltimore will be closed to the public until further notice.​

  • Nearly all charter and personal property filings can be made online, and to do so please visit Maryland Business Express ( to register your business, order business documents, and file annual reports and personal property tax returns.
  • Any transaction that cannot be completed online can still be mailed in to to SDAT's offices. You may download those forms using the links below.​

The Business Personal Property unit is responsible for the valuation of taxable personal property owned by business entities throughout the state of Maryland.

File the Personal Property Return Online via Maryland Business Express
You may also file prior year returns on the business express site. 

To receive important reminders from the Department join our personal property list serve, by clicking this link. 

Contact the Division
Business Personal Property..............................................410-767-1170
Outside the Baltimore Metro Area.....................................888-246-5941

Primary Mailing Address 
For correspondence, applications, appeals, amended returns and late filing penalty payment)
Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
Business Personal Property Division
301 West Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-2395

Mailing Address for Form 1 Personal Property Returns - initial filings only
Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation
Business Personal Property Division
PO Box 17052
Baltimore, Maryland 21297-1052