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July 2018

May 2018

5/4/2018 — Maryland Fishing Report Now Available on Amazon Alexa

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that it is expanding its communications channels and services to include Amazon Echo.

March 2018

3/12/2018 — Hogan Administration Announces New Maryland Business Express Website

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) today unveiled Maryland Business Express, a new website that will make it easier for Maryland’s small business owners and entrepreneurs to plan, start, manage, and grow their business.

February 2018

2/8/2018 — SDAT Streamlines Annual Business Filing Process

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) has streamlined the annual business filing process in Maryland by updating the paperwork all entities are required to file with the state.

January 2018

1/29/2018 — Maryland Department of Health Modernizes Controlled Dangerous Substances Registration

Maryland Department of Health Office of Controlled Substances Administration (OCSA) recently launched a web-based platform for applicants to easily renew their controlled dangerous substances (CDS) registration online.

December 2017

12/19/2017 — Maryland State Chemist Improves Consumer Protection with Online Product Registration Portal

Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) recently launched the State Chemist Product Registration portal that allows manufacturers to electronically submit registration renewals and applications for products.

12/14/2017 — SDAT To Streamline Annual Business Filing Process For 2018

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) is streamlining the annual business filing process in Maryland by updating the paperwork all entities are required to file with the state.

12/13/2017 — Maryland Celebrates Award Winning State Website

Maryland celebrates award-winning, citizen-centric website, honored nationally and internationally by nine prestigious organizations this year and boasts 39 awards since 2014.

November 2017

11/28/2017 — MDOT MVA Upgrades Maryland Mobile Practice Driving Test

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) has unveiled a new design and enhanced functionality for its award-winning and popular MD Practice Driving Test mobile app.

October 2017

10/18/2017 — SDAT Releases New Version of Maryland Business Express, Begins Accepting PayPal

The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) this week released a new version of Maryland Business Express, which now includes PayPal as a payment option.

August 2017

8/9/2017 — Awarded Best in Class by the Interactive Media Awards, was recently recognized as Best in Class by the Interactive Media Awards in the Government Website category.

July 2017

April 2017

4/24/2017 — Maryland MVA Driving Test App Receives Prestigious International Interactive Media Award

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) mobile MD Practice Driving Test, was recently honored with a 2016 Gold Horizon Interactive Award in the Mobile Apps for Education category.

4/17/2017 — Honored with Two Prestigious International Awards

Maryland’s award-winning website,, was recently honored with a 2017 Gold Hermes Creative Award and a 2016 Gold Horizon Interactive Media Award in the Government Website category.

February 2017

2/16/2017 — Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Charlotte Hall Now Accepts Online Donations

Giving back to veterans and their spouses who have given so much through their service has never been easier. Charlotte Hall Veterans Home now accepts monetary donations online.

2/8/2017 — Earns Gold AVA Digital Award

Maryland's award-winning website,, earns a Gold AVA Digital Media Award in the Government Website category.

November 2016

11/29/2016 — Maryland Department of Natural Resources App Receives Top Honors

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’s AccessDNR mobile app was awarded the Platinum MarCom Award, the competition’s highest honor, in the “App for Information” category.

11/17/2016 — Maryland Lobbyist Electronic Renewal Registration Now Open

The Maryland State Ethics Commission updated its Electronic Lobbying Reporting system to enable the Ethics Commission to accept electronic payments and Lobbyists can complete the entire registration process online.

October 2016

10/13/2016 — Maryland Business Express One-Stop Service Receives Digital Government Achievement Award

Maryland Business Express has been recognized by the Center for Digital Government with a prestigious Digital Government Achievement Award (DGAA) in the Government-to-Business category.

September 2016

9/26/2016 — Maryland Emergency Management Agency Urges Marylanders to Be Informed and Prepared

As part of America's PrepareAthon! Campaign, Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) encourages Marylander's to download the award-winning MARYLAND Prepares mobile app.

9/22/2016 — Awarded Best In Class by Interactive Media Awards

Maryland’s award-winning website,, was awarded Best in Class by the Interactive Media Awards™. This honor recognizes that has met and surpassed the basic standards of excellence that comprise the web’s most professional work.

9/1/2016 — is Named the Nation’s Best State Government Website

For the first time in state history, Maryland’s award-winning website,, was named the best state government website in the country as part of the Center for Digital Government’s prestigious Best of Web competition.

August 2016

8/11/2016 — Maryland State Police Electronic Maryland Safety Inspection System a Success

The statewide Maryland Safety Inspection System (MSIS) has successfully streamlined the vehicle inspection process by enabling the 1,600 vehicle inspection stations statewide to electronically record and report results to the MSP.

June 2016

6/14/2016 — Maryland Encourages Online Renewal for Pesticide Licensing and Certification

The state of Maryland encourages online renewal through the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Pesticides Licensing and Certification Renewal Service.

6/1/2016 — Maryland Digital Government Services Recognized for Excellence

Maryland’s official website was recently honored with Distinction for Creative Excellence in Communications by the 22nd Annual Communicator Awards. In addition, the AccessDNR Apple Watch app won “Innovation of the Year” from the StateScoop 50 Awards.

April 2016

4/2/2016 — Maryland Offers Online Renewals for Weights and Measures Devices

Businesses with weighing and measuring devices can now pay for renewals and obtain certificates online through the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Weights & Measures Device Registration Service. Renewals will be accepted until May 31, 2016.

March 2016

3/15/2016 — Maryland Comptroller Offers Secure Mobile Online Tax Payment Service

Comptroller Peter Franchot reminds taxpayers that they can skip the hassle of waiting in long lines or mailing checks and make their tax payments online with the mobile-friendly Comptroller Online Tax Payment Service.

January 2016

1/8/2016 — Maryland Launches Online Notary Public Commission and Renewal Service

The Maryland Secretary of State has launched the Notary Public Online Application and Renewal Service

October 2015

10/26/2015 — Honored with National Awards

Maryland's official state website,, has again been recognized as one of the top government websites in the Center for Digital Government's prestigious Best of the Web Award competition.

September 2015

9/22/2015 — Maryland Adds Regional Emergency Alerts to Mobile App

Maryland’s award-winning official emergency management mobile app, MARYLAND Prepares, launched by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), has been enhanced to provide real-time regional emergency alerts.