Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Firm Permit - License - Maryland Board for Professional Engineers



The online application for the engineering firm permit is available. No fee is required to apply for or to receive your initial firm permit. See below for the required supporting documentation.

Business entities other than sole proprietorships, that offer engineering services in the State of Maryland, must hold a firm permit issued by the Maryland Board. Firms 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, or limited liability partnership, 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.

An Affidavit of the Managing Agent must be submitted to the Board.

A Certificate of Good Standing from Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT), issued within 60 days of the date of application must also be submitted to the Board.

If you are an out-of-state firm doing business in Maryland, you must file as a foreign corporation with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT), before a Certificate of Good Standing will be issued to you.

Send the Certificate of Good Standing and the Affidavit to dloplprofessionalengineers-dllr@maryland.gov or 500 N. Calvert Street, Room 308, Baltimore, MD 21202.

A Firm Change form (Word) is available if needed.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the email address above.