2013 Maryland Code
CORPORATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
§ 9A-1005 - Principal office; resident agent
(a) Required. -- Limited liability partnerships shall have:
(1) A principal office in the State; and
(2) At least one resident agent who shall be:
(i) A citizen of this State who resides in the State;
(ii) A Maryland corporation; or
(iii) A Maryland limited liability company.
(b) Change of office, resident agent, or address. --
(1) A limited liability partnership may designate or change its resident agent or principal office by filing for record with the Department a statement signed by an authorized person which authorizes the designation or change.
(2) A limited liability partnership may change the address of its resident agent by filing for record with the Department a statement of the change signed by a person authorized by the limited liability partnership to execute such statements.
(3) A designation or change of a principal office or resident agent or address of the resident agent for a limited liability partnership under this subsection is effective when the Department accepts the statement for record.
(c) Notice by resident agent of change of address. --
(1) A resident agent who changes addresses in this State may notify the Department of the change by filing for record with the Department a statement of the change signed by or on behalf of the resident agent.
(2) The statement shall include:
(i) The name of the limited liability partnership for which the change is effective;
(ii) The old and new addresses of the resident agent; 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 limited liability partnership, the statement may include a change of address of the principal office if:
(i) The resident agent notifies the limited liability partnership in writing; and
(ii) The statement recites that notice has been sent.
(4) The change of address of the resident agent or principal office is effective when the Department accepts the statement for record.
(d) Resignation of resident agent. --
(1) A resident agent may resign by filing with the Department a counterpart or photocopy of the 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 limited liability partnership has more than one resident agent; or
(ii) 10 days after it is filed with the Department, if the limited liability partnership has only one resident agent.
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