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Due to ongoing construction in the building, effective immediately, the Division of State Documents cannot accept walk-in customers until further notice. This is a temporary measure; we greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Welcome to the Office of the Secretary of State, Division of State Documents (DSD), for the State of Maryland. This site will allow you to view the online versions of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), and the Maryland Register.

COMAR Online is searchable and available at no charge. Specific sections of COMAR are available for purchase in an assembled, easy-to-read format. Please see the order forms CLICK HERE for information and prices, or call our Subscription Office at 410-260-3876 to order by phone.

The information contained in COMAR and the Maryland Register is made available for personal use only. By proceeding beyond this point you agree that you will not use the information for any prohibited commercial purpose, as defined in §7-206.2 of the State Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, including, by way of example and not in limitation, the downloading of this information for resale in any other electronic or printed form.

If you are a state agency, we provide closing dates for submissions and Regulatory Review and Evaluation Notices; IBR manual and forms.

Click here to access a list of current Emergency actions in effect within COMAR.

Links to Other Agencies

DAT: Business & Corporation Info
Dept. of Assessments and Taxation: If you are looking for: Resident Agents, Certification of Good Standing etc.

Division of Vital Records
MDH: If you are looking for: Birth, Marriage, or Death certificates

Annotated Code of Maryland
The Annotated Code of Maryland can be found under the General Assembly's website

MDH Licensing Boards
MDH: If you are looking for the various Boards and Commissions under the Maryland Department of Health

DLLR Licensing Boards
DLLR: If you are looking for the various Boards and Commissions under the Dept of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford
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Regulation vs. Statute

What is the difference between a regulation and a statute?
The Legislature enacts statutes. Administrative agencies adopt, amend and repeal regulations under the authority granted to them by statutes. Unless the Legislature has created an exemption, agencies must follow the procedures in the Administrative Procedure Act when adopting, amending or repealing regulations.
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Special Publications

Are you looking for a Vehicle Inspection Handbook, Preventive Maintenance Handbook, Control of Ionizing Radiation, or the Forest Conservation Manual, click on Special Publications above. You may also be interested in a popular pamphlet from the Maryland Department of Health ? ...