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§ 1-205. Local certificates, fees, and taxes prohibited

West's Annotated Code of MarylandInsurance

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Insurance (Refs & Annos)
Title 1. Definitions; General Provisions
Subtitle 2. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Insurance, § 1-205
§ 1-205. Local certificates, fees, and taxes prohibited
In general
(a) A county or municipal corporation of the State may not:
(1) require an insurer, insurance producer, adjuster, public adjuster, or advisor to obtain a local certificate of authority or certificate of qualification to transact insurance business in that county or municipal corporation; or
(2) impose a local occupational tax or fee for transacting insurance business.
Persons engaged in bail bond business
(b) This section does not preempt or prevent the taxation and regulation of persons engaged in the bail bond business other than corporate sureties and their insurance producers that are required to be licensed under this article.


Added by Acts 1997, c. 35, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 2001, c. 731, §§ 1, 9, eff. July 2, 2001; Acts 2002, c. 19, § 5, eff. April 9, 2002.
Formerly Art. 48A, § 10.
MD Code, Insurance, § 1-205, MD INSURANCE § 1-205
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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