Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Firm Permit - License - Maryland Board for Professional Engineers


Beginning on October 1, 2015, business entities other than sole proprietorships that offer engineering services in the State of Maryland must hold a firm permit as required by law. In anticipation of that deadline, the Maryland Board for Professional Engineers and its staff have developed the necessary materials in order to begin the registration process. On April 1, 2015, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies can download the application from from the Board's website or use the online application. As part of the application, you will be required to designate a Maryland professional engineer in good standing to be the managing agent for the entity. The managing agent shall be:

  • In a position to act on behalf of the corporation, partnership, or limited liability company in matters related to the practice of or the offering of the practice of engineering; and
  • An employee, an owner, a director, an officer, a member, or a partner, as applicable, of the entity seeking a permit.

Proposed regulations regarding firm permit fees were published in The Maryland Register. Final action on the proposal will be considered by the Board for Professional Engineers during a public meeting to be held on February 12, 2015, 9 a.m., at 500 N. Calvert Street, Third Floor Conference Room, Baltimore, MD 21202.

The proposed initial cost of a firm permit will be $300, comprised of a nonrefundable $100 application fee and the $200 permit fee. Firms in good standing will pay a $200 permit renewal fee every two years thereafter. For firms that lapse in renewals, a reinstatement fee of $200 will be charged.

Please contact Board at pe@dllr.state.md.us with any questions.