The comptroller's main duties include collecting all of the revenues from state programs, to provide information technology services for most of the state agencies, to regulate the state’s alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel industries and he is also a member of many state boards and commissions including, the board of revenue estimates, the board of public works, the board of trustees of the State retirement and pension system, and also is a register of wills. The comptroller also performs audits for taxpayers for compliance, they handle delinquent tax collection, and they enforce license and unclaimed property laws. The agency also publicizes forgotten bank accounts, insurance benefits and other unclaimed assets of taxpayers.
The State Controller is elected to a four-year term and is not subject to term limits.
The current state comptroller is Peter Franchot (D). He was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. His term expires in 2015.
Article 6, Section 1:
|There shall be a Treasury Department, consisting of a Comptroller chosen by the qualified electors of the State, who shall receive such salary as may be fixed by law; and a Treasurer, to be appointed...|
80 Calvert Street
P.O. Box 466
Annapolis, MD 21404-0466
- Peter Franchot
- Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley
- Lieutenant Governor of Maryland
- Maryland Attorney General
- Maryland Secretary of State