Instant Access to Maryland State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

Maryland Public Records

The Maryland State Records mission is to provide every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, thusensuring residents of the state of Marylandare provided access in accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act, which cites that the public’s right to information about government activities lies at the heart of a democratic government:

The Public Information Act does not restrict access to records based on the purpose of the request, thus the requester does not have to specify a “need to know.” All public records are subject to reveal to the public openly and accurately,unless the law has expressively state otherwise.

Maryland State Records maintain the information about the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks, including the information in the number of over 50 million public records.


The search functionality granted in this portal enables the requested information to be presented immediately and accurately. Maryland public records are gathered dating back to the year 1865 and include information from 23 counties, thereby ensuring Maryland abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.