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About Maryland Open Public Record

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.
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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.

Ask Questions, About Maryland

  • How to find someone in custody in Maryland?
    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. (Staff)
  • Is the history of Maryland flooding problems open to the public?
    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. (Staff)
  • How can I get birth records for my great grandfather, born in 1828 in Maryland?
    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. (Staff)
  • I need a marriage certificate?
    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. You can also go to the court house of the state and county which u got married in. (Staff)
  • How can I get an arrest report for all areas in Maryland?
    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. (Staff)

Maryland Arrest Records


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

  • Lori   Adams
    Created At: 2020-09-27 11:30:47.077
    Updated At: 2020-09-27 11:30:47.077
    Age: 52
    September 27, 2020
  • Pedram Sayyed Mariani
    Created At: 2020-09-27 09:30:48.204
    Updated At: 2020-09-27 09:30:48.204
    Age: 32
    September 27, 2020
  • William Anthony Sanchez
    Created At: 2020-09-27 07:30:47.892
    Updated At: 2020-09-27 07:30:47.892
    Age: 29
    September 27, 2020
  • Nehemiah   Siyoum
    Created At: 2020-09-27 07:30:47.892
    Updated At: 2020-09-27 07:30:47.892
    Age: 25
    September 27, 2020
  • Ricky   Dyson
    Created At: 2020-09-27 05:30:49.547
    Updated At: 2020-09-27 05:30:49.547
    Age: 41
    September 26, 2020
  • Hector Luis Nunez
    Created At: 2020-09-26 15:30:47.62
    Updated At: 2020-09-26 15:30:47.62
    Age: 29
    September 26, 2020

Maryland Most Wanted and Warrants


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

Maryland Missing Children


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

  • Missing: Keynya Smith
    Keynya Smith, Age Now: 15, Missing: 09/14/2020. Missing From Glen Burnie, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Anne Arundel County Police Department (maryland) 1-410-222-8610.
    September 25, 2020
  • Missing: Kyree Harris
    Kyree Harris, Age Now: 18, Missing: 09/11/2020. Missing From Pikesville, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Baltimore County Police Department (maryland) 1-410-887-2222.
    September 17, 2020
  • Missing: A'kniyah Hayes
    A'kniyah Hayes, Age Now: 15, Missing: 07/27/2020. Missing From Pikesville, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Baltimore County Police Department (maryland) 1-410-887-2222.
    September 16, 2020
  • Missing: Katherine Urquilla Iraheta
    Katherine Urquilla Iraheta, Age Now: 13, Missing: 08/09/2020. Missing From Laurel, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Laurel Police Department (maryland) 1-301-498-0092.
    September 16, 2020
  • Missing: Vasilios Skordalas
    Vasilios Skordalas, Age Now: 18, Missing: 09/04/2020. Missing From Baltimore, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Baltimore City Police Department (maryland) 1-410-396-2488.
    September 15, 2020
  • Missing: Yahshaiyah Enoch
    Yahshaiyah Enoch, Age Now: 17, Missing: 08/30/2020. Missing From Severna Park, Md. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Anne Arundel County Police Department (maryland) 1-410-222-8610.
    September 10, 2020

Maryland Recent Criminal Activity Reports


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

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
  • Updated: Missing Person • George Hazley • Ellicott City, Maryland • 58 Years Old
    May 03, 2018
  • Missing Person • George Hazley • Ellicott City, Maryland • 58 Years Old
    May 03, 2018
  • Missing Person • James Stacy Bridgeford • Baltimore, Maryland • 46 Years Old
    May 03, 2018
  • Updated: Missing Person • Brian Carrington • Clinton, Maryland • 25 Years Old
    May 02, 2018
  • Missing Person • Brian Carrington • Clinton, Maryland • 25 Years Old
    May 02, 2018

Maryland Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/28/2020)

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Maryland American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/28/2020)

  • 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
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Maryland
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Maryland Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
  • Total number of Veterans
  • 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
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • 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
  • Statewide income of median households in Maryland
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of Maryland
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and Maryland territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile