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Welcome to the Office of Minority Business Enterprise 

As Maryland’s Official Certification agency, this is your online resource for information regarding certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE)and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

Please contact the office by clicking here if we can answer questions regarding the certification process, help you select the appropriate application and document checklist, or assist you in locating certified firms in the online directory.

For valuable information about events targeted toward small, minority- and women-owned businesses across Maryland, be sure to visit the Calendar of Events. The Resources & Information Section is also a valuable tool for firms seeking MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE certification as well as firms that are already certified.

Important Notices


Online Applications!

OMBE is excited to announce that we now offer an online application process! applicants may visit the MBE online application portal at to complete a company profile and upload all supporting documents.  Applicants who complete the online application process will receive a correspondence that confirms receipt of their information immediately after submission of all required documents, and subsequent email correspondences if additional information or corrections are required.   The OMBE will continue to accept paper submissions, and applicants are welcome to hand deliver or mail their information to the address listed above. 


** 2016 MBE Disparity Study **


Certification Overview

Please click here for an overview of the certification Process