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Apply for an Original Firm Permit - Architects

Please note:

  1. A partnership, corporation, or limited liability company through which architecture is practiced in Maryland must hold a permit issued by the Board. Two-thirds of the partners, directors, or members must be licensed in Maryland or any other state to practice architecture, engineering or landscape architecture. One partner, director, or member shall be appointed to be in responsible charge of architecture practiced through the firm and must be a licensed MARYLAND architect.
  2. All firms, except a partnership, must provide evidence of the business' Good Standing status with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT). Evidence may be provided by printing a results screen from SDAT's Maryland Business Express database. Once the business entity is located through the search, click on the "View Business Details" link. Print that window, and send it to the Board. There is no fee due to SDAT for printing the window.

Permit Period: Two-year period from the date of issuance.