Service of Process Procedures

In accordance with Sections 4-107, 4-201 and 8-407 of the Insurance Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, each insurer authorized to write insurance in the State of Maryland, as a condition of doing business in Maryland, must appoint the Insurance Commissioner as attorney for service of process issued against an insurer in the State.

To serve a summons, subpoena, or garnishment against a licensed insurance company, you must serve the Insurance Commissioner as Resident Agent for the acceptance of service of process.

The Maryland Insurance Administration will accept service for companies authorized to operate in the State of Maryland and certain other insurance companies who are not currently authorized to operate in Maryland. However, service for companies who do not write insurance should be served directly to the company.

Two copies of the documents, along with a check for $15 made payable to the Maryland Insurance Administration, should be delivered to:

Maryland Insurance Administration
200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700
Baltimore, MD 21202

If you have paid the processing fee through the court system, you MUST supply proof of payment to the Maryland Insurance Administration at the time you submit the documents. Otherwise, your documents will be returned.

Service against the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund should be served directly to the company.

If you have questions regarding service, you may contact us at 410-468-2104 or by email at: serviceofprocess.mia@maryland.gov