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Enacted in 1970, Maryland's Public Information Act, PIA, grants the public a broad right of access to public records. Certain records are exempt from disclosure and must be withheld. Examples include, but are not limited to, records containing attorney client advice, inmate case records, medical records, personnel records or financial information. Other records that may be withheld include, but are not limited to, investigatory records. There are 24 counties and county equivalents in the state of Maryland. For much of Maryland, local government typically is county government. 23 counties and Baltimore City make up the twenty-four main local jurisdictions found in Maryland. There are 8,558 populated places in Maryland. Municipalities in Maryland can be cities, towns, or villages. Incorporated places are self-governing municipalities chartered as cities, towns, or villages of which there are 157. Criminal history searches may be requested in Maryland through the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. These include individual background checks for employment purposes and individual state background checks. Examine Maryland public records using a multitude of databases online. Look up census facts and figures about Maryland residents. Imagine what it would be like to live in Maryland by researching data on housing, real estate values and the local economy. Learn about the income, earnings and employment data for the people of Maryland. Find information on firms and companies doing business in the state. Check with county websites to get a feel for the local governments and services. You can also find community information and attractions by linking to the individual city sites. Get an overview of the Maryland Court System where you can find information for citizens and legal professionals and search for court records. Find out about criminal background checks, victims services and other public safety issues. Read about up to date news stories and crime reports occurring in Maryland. Return to this site frequently as updated sources are added on a regular basis.

Maryland Free Public Records Directory

Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Maryland Free Court Records Search

Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of Maryland
    Case Number:19-13925
    Party Name:
    Date Published:March 26, 2019
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of Maryland
    Case Number:19-13935
    Party Name:
    Date Published:March 26, 2019
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of Maryland
    Case Number:19-13934
    Party Name:
    Date Published:March 26, 2019
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of Maryland
    Case Number:19-13961
    Party Name:
    Date Published:March 26, 2019
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of Maryland
    Case Number:19-13960
    Party Name:
    Date Published:March 26, 2019
  • Court Name:U.S. Bankruptcy Court Records for the District of Maryland
    Case Number:19-13933
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    Date Published:March 26, 2019

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Questions, Answers and Comments About Maryland

  • Question: Trying to find a woman in custody that maybe pregnant with my child?
    By Joey
    Jul 11, 2017
    Reply:

    There are 2 searches you can check that are readily available to the public. For many in short term custody, the Maryland department of public safety and and correctional division provides a web page "division of pretrial detention and services", on the left of that web page you will a menu with the link "Find an Inmate". The web page also gives you information about the data, including for some short sentenced offenders. To get there, click on the link "Maryland Prison and Jail Inmates" listed under: Maryland Free Public Records Directory (above, on this page). Once you click on the link, go to the home page and click on the Pretrial Detention tab. For the other database, which searches long term inmates committed to the custody of the Commissioner of Correction, simply click on the mentioned link above, which will link you directly to the DPSCS search form.

    By abc123
    Jul 11, 2017
  • Question: Is the history of Maryland flooding problems open to the public?
    By toby
    Aug 01, 2016
    Reply:

    Maryland Department of the Environment and Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative Salisbury University August 2005 report shows Maryland’s flooding history from May 1860 to July 2004. You can view more such as Maryland's Vulnerability to Flood Damage assessment from the state's Department of the Environment (MDE). The USGS provides "Maryland and the District of Columbia: Floods and Droughts" page with more details about the effects of the floods.

    By aa
    Aug 01, 2016
  • Question: How can I get birth records for my great grandfather, born in 1828 in Maryland?
    By Bill
    Nov 12, 2015
    Reply:

    Archived records, such as genealogy information, are not the same as public records of persons still under privacy protections. Public records of persons not deceased have restrictions and its accessibility can vary from record to record and agency to agency. From 1800 to 1864, the state of Maryland didn't require recordings of any births. Local churches were the only ones recording births during these years. Maryland state archives are a main repository for church records.

    By timothy
    Jul 26, 2016
  • Question: I need a marriage certificate
    By Mimi
    Nov 19, 2015
    Reply:

    Aren't marriage records issued by the county clerk?

    By tj
    Feb 17, 2016
    Reply:

    Marriage certificate copies can be obtained thru any website that also provide birth and death certificates. There is a cost associated to get a copy with the raised seal. U can also go to the court house of the state and county which u got married in, there is a small fee associated with this method, I am sure it is cheaper than the websitres,

    By beentheredonethat
    Mar 17, 2016
  • Question: How can I get an arrest report for all areas in Maryland?
    By adam
    Jan 15, 2015
    Reply:

    Official full reports are generally obtained from the individual department which made the arrest. Records of arrests can be anything related to a person's arrest, such as a line up of inmates held in county or city jails. Arrest reports are more detailed, while records of arrest can show just a date, name/description of the offenders, reason for being in custody and maybe some other few details. Arrests are different from criminal records since a person that is arrested is not necessarily convicted, so they are similar to incident reports. In some cases you can get a incident report from an involved insurance company, that can be the same for arrest reports and attorneys involved.

    By admn-resp
    Oct 13, 2015
  • Question: Can I get an arrest record from 1970?
    By zebra64
    Aug 17, 2015
    Reply:

    Where did the arrest occur? There are 24 counties in Maryland with their own sheriffs departments and records units. Larger departments will have better online services, but you may have to reach the records unit regardless and see how far back they go, and whether their archived arrest records go to the state police.

    By admn-resp
    Sep 15, 2015
  • Question: I really need to find out about my boyfriend who he really is and what type of criminal recorcd he has.
    By Son
    Jan 20, 2015
    Reply:

    You need a starting point with the information you already have, the more you have the easier the search will be. Helpful information is the full name, including the middle initial/name and location, regardless of whether the address is old or not. You will be able see results from a number of free people locator databases. A people locator search is offered by many private companies that will initially show the person’s name, including the middle initial/name, date of birth, possible relatives and past residences. Past residences are important to see all the areas to search, including any outside of the state. This can broaden the scope of your entire search when you begin to capture all the data you can get and not leave out records in other states.

    Please mention the type of information you have, not personal information specific to the person, but generally the type/category of information that can reveal which databases can be helpful that are online now. For example: “I have the date of birth”, rather than posting the actual date itself. The age or approximate is also helpful. Is the name common or uncommon? Less popular names are easier to sort through.

    By adm
    Jul 14, 2015
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Maryland Free Arrest Records

Published current arrests, charges and information released by law enforcement and news

  • Fredy Orlando Reyes
    Age: 52
    Street: 600 Block Of HYDE ROAD
    City of Residency: SILVER SPRING
    More
    March 25, 2019
    Source: montgomerycountymd.gov
  • Kodjo Ernest Logossou
    Age: 24
    Street: 8100 Block Of CASTLEBURY TERR
    City of Residency: GAITHERSBURG
    More
    March 25, 2019
    Source: montgomerycountymd.gov
  • Rogelio Maomel Orellana
    Age: 36
    Street: 100 Block Of Alpine street
    City of Residency: MANASSAS PARK
    More
    March 25, 2019
    Source: montgomerycountymd.gov
  • Thomas Perez Lopez
    Age: 35
    Street: 1000 Block Of University Blvd
    City of Residency: SILVER SPRING
    More
    March 25, 2019
    Source: montgomerycountymd.gov
  • Irvin Lamont Snead
    Age: 48
    Street: 23200 Block Of Brewers Tavern Way
    City of Residency: Clarksburg
    More
    March 25, 2019
    Source: montgomerycountymd.gov
  • Massoud   Mokhtari
    Age: 63
    Street: 7400 Block Of Lakeview Place
    City of Residency: BETHESDA
    More
    March 25, 2019
    Source: montgomerycountymd.gov

Maryland Most Wanted and Warrants

View a list of names, offender descriptions, location, charges and other information of persons wanted by police and sheriffs

  • Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court warrant (C17Cr18559) for Failure to Appear on charges of Forg-order money, goods
    March 20, 2019
    Source: queenannessheriff.org
  • Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court warrant (17C1418898) for Failure to Appear for Child Support
    March 14, 2019
    Source: queenannessheriff.org
  • Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court warrant (C17CR18199) for Failure to Appear on charges of Exceeding Maximum Speed: 86 MPH in a posted 55 MPH zone
    March 13, 2019
    Source: queenannessheriff.org
  • Queen Anne’ s County Circuit Court warrant (C17FM17373) for Failure to Appear Support
    March 13, 2019
    Source: queenannessheriff.org
  • Queen Anne’s County District Court warrant (D34CR18756) for Failure to Appear on charges of Violate Protect Order
    March 13, 2019
    Source: queenannessheriff.org
  • Queen Anne’s County District Court warrant (0040TQ8) for Failure to Appear on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol
    March 04, 2019
    Source: queenannessheriff.org

Maryland Missing Children

Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Arianna Stone
    Arianna Stone, Age Now: 12, Missing: 02/21/2019. Missing From Hyattsville, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Prince George's County Police Department (maryland) 1-301-352-1200.
    March 13, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Jania Fenn
    Jania Fenn, Age Now: 16, Missing: 01/29/2019. Missing From Randallstown, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Baltimore Police Department (maryland) 1-410-396-2359.
    March 13, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Norma Velasquez
    Norma Velasquez, Age Now: 14, Missing: 02/12/2019. Missing From Hyattsville, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Prince George's Police Department (maryland) 1-301-352-1200.
    March 05, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Tiyliem Graham
    Tiyliem Graham, Age Now: 16, Missing: 01/17/2019. Missing From Hyattsville, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Prince George's County Police Department (maryland) 1-301-352-1200.
    March 05, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Tracy Coello
    Tracy Coello, Age Now: 17, Missing: 02/25/2019. Missing From Baltimore, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Baltimore Police Department (maryland) 1-410-396-2359.
    February 27, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com
  • Missing: Travon Morris
    Travon Morris, Age Now: 17, Missing: 02/19/2019. Missing From Cumberland, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Cumberland Police Department (maryland) 1-301-777-1600.
    February 23, 2019
    Source: missingkids.com

Maryland Recent Criminal Activity Reports

Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

  • Incident ID:911646328
    Case Number:2019-00006015
    Incident Date:03-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Shots Fired
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Greenbelt
    State of Incident:Maryland
  • Incident ID:911610133
    Case Number:2019-00005972
    Incident Date:03-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Stolen Vehicle
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Greenbelt
    State of Incident:Maryland
  • Incident ID:911603419
    Case Number:2019-00005966
    Incident Date:03-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Vandalism Malicious Destruction, Theft
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Greenbelt
    State of Incident:Maryland
  • Incident ID:911603418
    Case Number:2019-00005965
    Incident Date:03-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Stolen Vehicle
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Greenbelt
    State of Incident:Maryland
  • Incident ID:911629874
    Case Number:2019-00006003
    Incident Date:03-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Vandalism Malicious Destruction
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Greenbelt
    State of Incident:Maryland
  • Incident ID:911604335
    Case Number:19001700
    Incident Date:03-24-2019
    Incident Type Primary:Malicious Destruction of Property / Vandalism - Residence
    Address of Incident:
    City of Incident:Hagerstown
    State of Incident:Maryland

Maryland Missing People

Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Missing Person • Michael Wilder • Silver Spring, Maryland • 55 Years Old
    May 04, 2018
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • George Hazley • Ellicott City, Maryland • 58 Years Old
    May 03, 2018
    Source: missing.report
  • Updated: Missing Person • George Hazley • Ellicott City, Maryland • 58 Years Old
    May 03, 2018
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • James Stacy Bridgeford • Baltimore, Maryland • 46 Years Old
    May 03, 2018
    Source: missing.report
  • Missing Person • Brian Carrington • Clinton, Maryland • 25 Years Old
    May 02, 2018
    Source: missing.report
  • Updated: Missing Person • Brian Carrington • Clinton, Maryland • 25 Years Old
    May 02, 2018
    Source: missing.report

Maryland Latest Crime Records (Updated 03/26/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    26,661
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    365
  • Rape:
    1,619
  • Robbery:
    9,544
  • Aggravated Assault:
    15,133
  • Total Property Crime:
    149,859
  • Burglary:
    28,012
  • Larceny Theft:
    108,745
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    13,102

Maryland American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 03/26/2019)

  • Maryland's demographic and housing ACS survey of 5,887,776 being 1.87 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.4% males and 51.6% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Maryland social characteristics data of 2,155,983 households, which make up 1.86 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 1,445,917 families with and without children. There are 1,577,160 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Maryland American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 4,695,768 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 1.89 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 3,207,358 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Maryland housing characteristics are collected from 2,399,375 dwellings making up 1.81 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 2,155,983 or uninhabited 243,392 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 2,155,983 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Maryland Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    5,773,552
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    5,296,544
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    9%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    477,066
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    5,296,486
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    380,606
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    7%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    1,351,935
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    24%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    12%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    694,796
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    52%
  • State's white resident population
    3,359,284
  • State's black resident population
    1,700,298
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    20,420
  • State's Asian resident population
    318,853
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    3,157
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    164,708
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    470,632
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    3,157,958
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    58%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    29%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    6%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    8%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    55%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Maryland
  • Births
    78,095
  • Deaths
    43,757
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    625
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    86%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Maryland Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    12%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    15%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    88%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    35%
  • Total number of Veterans
    461,622
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Maryland
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    31 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    2,341,194
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    195,891
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    9%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    70%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $326,400
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    25%
  • Total number of households
    2,092,538
  • Average size of households
    3
  • Maryland Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $34,236
  • Statewide income of median households in Maryland
    $69,193
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    9%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $261,115
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $46,471
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    2,986,933
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    209,323
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    7%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    3,437,502
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    345,955
  • People employed by the government
    542,254
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    181,703,421
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    52,859
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    138,607
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    416,970
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    10,758,428
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Maryland
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    528,207
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    19%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    6%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    5%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    33%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    41,456,097
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    51,276,797
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    75,664,186
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    13,429
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Maryland territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    11,123
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    2,089,028
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    2,051,756
  • Size in square miles of land
    9,774
  • Population per square mile
    591
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