DLLR’s Division of Financial Regulation Eliminates Paper Licenses and Registrations


BALTIMORE, MD (December 14, 2011) – The Maryland Department of Labor’s (DLLR) Division of Financial Regulation, led by Commissioner Mark Kaufman, announced today that it will eliminate the printing and mailing of licenses and registrations for most applicants and will instead issue approved licenses and registrations in PDF form through a secure license portal.

“Shifting to electronic distribution is not only more environmentally friendly, but will save money and improve service,” said Commissioner Kaufman. “Many of our licensees and registrants require proof of approval to conduct business on a daily basis and improving delivery will eliminate delays which may otherwise be not only frustrating, but costly.”

The change affects all licenses and registrations issued by the Commissioner of Financial Regulation. The electronic distribution system will dramatically reduce the time frame between approval and receipt of the license, thereby allowing licensees to provide proof of licensure and authorization to conduct Maryland business without delay. At the same time, the Division estimates that electronic distribution will save approximately $20,000 annually in printing and mailing costs and reduce associated staff burdens.

This change supports the goals of Governor Martin O’Malley’s Maryland Made Easy initiative, an interagency effort to advance Maryland’s business climate by streamlining licensing processes, simplifying regulations and improving communication.

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