Instant Access to State, County and Municipal Public Records
Maryland Public Records
The mission of this website is provide all Maryland citizens with the right to obtain, preview, and examine public records. This ensures that these residents are given access to such information, which is in accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act. This law specifies that all government information and records are presumed accessible to the public.
The goal of this website is to provide access to these public records in an expedient and concise manner, and without requiring personal information unless the requested information is ruled confidential by law, or court decision.
The information presented on this site
The state of Maryland began collecting public records in 1865, and these records typically cover all 23 counties. Over the last three decades, the standard of record keeping has been moving to the digital medium, meaning both government websites and third party organizations increasingly offer access to these records. Because of this availability and transparency, Maryland residents are offered the right to contribute to the commitment of the United States to be a fair and just society for all.