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Baltimore County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Baltimore County Arrest Records?

Baltimore County arrest records contain the official documentation of people’s arrest history within the county. Baltimore arrest records provide information as to whether a person has been apprehended and detained for questioning regarding alleged crimes. Baltimore arrest record is not conclusive proof of an arrestee’s involvement in a crime. However, It provides information on the charges against the arrestee. Baltimore County arrest records are public documents. Anyone can have access to Baltimore arrest records upon meeting the requirements for obtaining them.

Crime Statistics

According to 2018 crime statistics, Baltimore County recorded a total of 59,227 crimes that year, including 26,169 Part I (the most serious) crimes and 33,058 Part II crimes. Compared to 2017 crime data, these figures represent an overall 4.5% reduction in crime. Part I crime rate fell by 7.9% while Part II ones recorded a more modest 1.5% drop.

The Baltimore County Police Department classifies homicide (as well as negligent manslaughter), rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and human trafficking as Part I violent crimes. Part I property crimes include burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. There were a total of 4,826 Part I violent crimes in the county in 2018, down from 5,052 in 2017. Similarly, incidences of Part I property crimes totaled 21,343, an 8.6% drop from the figure reported for the previous year. In 2018, there were 27 homicides, 346 rapes, 1,332 robberies, 3,118 aggravated assaults, and three incidences of human trafficking in Baltimore County. Property crime figures for the year include 2,605 burglaries, 16,776 thefts, 1,842 motor vehicle thefts, and 120 arsons. While human trafficking data were not available before 2015, the five-year crime trend for the county shows that murder (8%), rape (256.7% due to the expanded definition of rape), aggravated assault (30.5%), and motor vehicle theft (23.9%) rates increased. In the period between 2014 and 2018, Baltimore County recorded fewer cases of robbery (11.9%), burglary (25%), theft (3.3%), and arson (30.6%).

Data from the 2018 Index of Crime Arrests for Baltimore County show that homicide accounted for 21 arrests while rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and human trafficking accounted for 75 756, 1,433, and 5 arrests, respectively. Juveniles made up 24% of violent crime arrestees while adults accounted for the rest. Baltimore County Police Department also made 503 burglary, 2,307 theft, 446 motor vehicle, and 31 arson arrests in 2018. Arrested individuals in 71.7% of these property crimes were adults.

What are Baltimore County Criminal Records?

Baltimore County criminal records are public records. Thus anyone can gain access to them in compliance with the Maryland Public Information Act. They contain official information about people’s criminal history within the county. Baltimore County criminal records are made up of information gotten from several government departments, including correctional facilities and the courts across the county.

Some of the information provided in a criminal record may include the full name, date of birth, and Physical descriptors of the subject of the records like hair color, eye color, height, and others.

Photographs or Mugshot of the relevant individuals, details of their past arrests, Fingerprints, and pending charges (if any) may also show up Baltimore County criminal records.

How Do I Get Baltimore County Criminal Records?

The Baltimore County Police Department provides copies of crime and accident reports upon requests. However, in accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act, reports for events involving juveniles are not available to the public. To obtain a police report, requesters may have to download, complete, and send a Police Report Request Form to:

Baltimore County Police Department
Information and Records Management Unit, Records Requests
East Joppa Road
Towson, MD 21286-5501

Requesters may have to Include a business-sized, stamped self-addressed envelope and a check or money order made payable to Baltimore County, Maryland. The Police Department charges $15 for each report. However, incident reports are available for free for victims of the crimes involved.

How to Find Baltimore County Sex Offender Information

The state of Maryland maintains a central sex offender registry (SOR) for all of its counties. This statewide database includes information about compliant and non-compliant offenders as well as incarcerated, absconded, and out-of-state sex offenders. The SOR is publicly available on the website of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Requesters may have to visit the Maryland SOR Search page to find individual sex offenders by name.

They may also have to use the County Search feature to pull a list of all sex offenders living in Baltimore County. Alternatively, they can search with a zip code or street address to find those residing in any neighborhood in the county. The Maryland SOR Search page also makes provision for requesters to find registered sex offenders working and schooling in various institutions of higher learning in the state.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Baltimore County Jail?

People who wish to visit inmates in Baltimore county may go to any of the following locations:

Baltimore City Correctional Center
Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 332-4340

Baltimore City Detention Center
Bosley Ave
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: (410) 512-3200

Baltimore County Detention Center
Bosley Ave
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: (410) 512-3200

Baltimore Pre
Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 234-1878

Inmates are allowed three 30-minute visits per week and only one (1) visit per day. All visitors may have to sign is 15 minutes before the scheduled visit, and all visits are 30 minutes in length. Visitors may have to present valid Government-issued photo I.D to be able to visit inmates. All Visitors are subject to search once inside the facility. Visitors are expected to dress and conduct themselves appropriately; revealing or provocative dressing is prohibited.

A parent or legal guardian may have to accompany visitors under the age of 18 unless the underage visitors are visiting a parent. Visitors may be prohibited from giving inmates gifts or money. Visitors who wish to give money to inmates can add it to the inmate’s commissary/trust account.

Where and How to Find Baltimore County Inmate Information

Inmate and jail records for Baltimore County are available from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services also provides a handy inmate locator tool online for finding individuals booked into correctional facilities all over the state. Requesters can use the inmate locator tool to find the location of inmates by simply providing the inmates’ first and last names.

What are Baltimore County Court Records?

The Circuit Court hears civil, criminal, juvenile, and family law cases in Baltimore County. Its records are available online on the website of the Maryland Judicial Case Search Criteria. The public can request transcripts of court hearings and audio recordings on CDs. To obtain these court records, applicants may have to fill the form on the Circuit Court Request webpage.

The court charges $25 for each CD of hearings and an additional $5 mailing fee to send it by post. The delivery fee for typed transcripts is $3 per page, while copy charges are 50 cents per page for the first copy and 25 cents per page for additional copies. A minimum order amount of $30 is required. There is also an additional charge of $4 per page for overnight or next-day delivery.

Location of All Courts in Baltimore County

The courts in Baltimore County include Circuit Courts, District Courts, and Orphans' Courts. The following is the list of courts in Baltimore County and their addresses:

Baltimore City Circuit Court - Civil Division
Courthouse East
N Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 333-3722

Baltimore City Circuit Court - Criminal Division
Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse
N Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 333-3750

Baltimore City Circuit Court - Family Division
Courthouse East
N Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 333-3709

Baltimore City Circuit Court - Juvenile Division
Juvenile Justice Center
N Gay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (443) 263-6359

Baltimore City District Court - Civil Division
E Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 878-8900

Baltimore City District Court - Criminal and Traffic Division
Borgerding District Court Building
Wabash Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: (410) 878-8000

Baltimore City District Court - Criminal and Traffic Division
Eastside District Court Building
E North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: (410) 878-8500

Baltimore City District Court - Criminal and Traffic Division
John R. Hargrove Sr. District Court Building
E Patapsco Ave
Baltimore, MD 21225
Phone: (410) 878-8300

Baltimore City Orphans' Court
Courthouse East
N Calvert St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 752-5131
Fax: (410) 752-3494

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What are Baltimore County Vital Records

The vital records of Baltimore County are the official documentation of important life events in the county. They include birth, marriage, divorce, and death records. These records are restricted to specific individuals. People qualified to receive restricted records may have to provide evidence of eligibility to obtain the records. Eligible requesters include people named on the record, immediate family members of the subject of the record, legal representatives with adequate authorization, and court-appointed officers. Requesters may have to submit the appropriate application form and pay prescribed fees for obtaining the records. They may also have to present their valid Government-issued I.D.

The Vital Statistics Administration of the Maryland Department of Health issues birth, marriage, and death records for the County while divorce and marriage records are available at the office of the Clerk of the Baltimore Circuit court. Baltimore county divorce records are public records.

Where and How to Get Baltimore County Divorce Records

The Baltimore County circuit court Clerk issues divorce records to requesters in the County. Requesters may have to contact the Clerk’s office located at County Courts Building, Bosley Avenue Towson, Maryland 21204 to obtain the records. The office opens to the public from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Copies of divorce decrees, and annulments are available in person and by mail. The Clerk charges 50 cents per page for divorce records. Certified copies of divorce records cost $5 per record. Requesters may have to accompany their mail requests with a money order to cover the required fee for obtaining divorce records.

Where and How to Get Baltimore County Marriage Records

The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Baltimore County is tasked with providing copies of marriage records in the County. Individuals can apply for marriage records by visiting the Clerk’s office located at:

County Courts Building
Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD 21204

The fee for a copy of a marriage certificate is $5.50 and can be paid by cash, check, credit card or money order. People can also send in mail requests to the office of the Clerk of the Circuit court. However, for mail requests, they may have to include a money order for the required fee. Certificates for marriages that took place prior to January 1, 1990, are available from The Vital Statistics Administration of the Maryland Department of Health. Baltimore County marriage records are not public information. They are only available to specified individuals and entities. Eligible requesters must provide acceptable evidence of eligibility to access the records, and they include any of the Spouses named on the record, a representative of any of the spouses, named on the record, and an attorney representing either spouse, named on the record.

Where and How to Get Baltimore County Birth Records

The Vital Statistics Administration of the Maryland Department of Health issues birth certificates for Baltimore County. People can order birth records by downloading and completing an application for a copy of Birth Certificate and submitting it in person or via mail to the:

Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0036

Requesters may have to present valid government-issued photo I.D and pay the required fee in cash, check, or money order made payable to the Division of Vital Records. People can also order for birth records by calling (410) 764-3038. Anyone requesting birth records by mail may have to include a self-addressed stamped envelope and a photocopy of their valid I.D. The birth certificates cost $10. Phone requests cost an extra $11.75 while there is a mailing fee of $18.50 for expedited delivery.

Where and How to Get Baltimore County Death Records

The Vital Statistics Administration of the Maryland Department of Health maintains and issues death certificates for all the counties in Maryland. Death records are available to applicants in person, by mail or phone. To order Baltimore County death records, people may have to submit a duly filled application for a copy of Death Certificate to the:

Division of Vital Records
Reisterstown Road
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0036

They may have to submit their valid government-issued photo I.D and pay the requisite fees. People ordering death records by mail may have to include a self-addressed stamped envelope, a photocopy of their valid I.D, and the required fee as a check or money order made payable to the Division of Vital Records, alongside their application. The fee for each copy of a death certificate is $10. Phone requests cost an extra $11.75 while mail requests attract a fee of $18.50 for expedited delivery.

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Baltimore County?

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, Baltimore County allows members of the public to examine and obtain property records. Interested persons can submit in-person or mail requests to obtain copies of property records.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Baltimore County?

The Department of Land Records of the Baltimore County Circuit Court maintains information on land and property documents and transactions. Residents can obtain copies of land records from the Department by submitting requests to:

Baltimore County Circuit Court
Baltimore County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: (410) 887-3088
Phone: (410) 887-2652
Phone: (410) 887-2601
baltcocc@mdcourts.gov

The Transfer and Recordation Section of the Baltimore County Office of Budget and Finance (BUDFIN) reviews all property and other property-related documents within the county. The office is located at:

Baltimore County Office of Budget and Finance
Transfer and Recordation Section
400 Washington Avenue
Room 602
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: (410) 887-2404
Fax: (410) 887-3882

How to Look Up Baltimore County Property Records?

BUDFIN maintains the real and personal search portal. It can be used to obtain information about properties within Baltimore County. Requesters need the parcel ID or tax number to search the portal. The Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation maintains the state’s Real Property Data Search portal. It allows interested persons to search data of real property in any county in the state. The search options available include street address, property account identifier, map parcel, and property sales. Alternatively, they could use the Maryland State Archives. The City of Baltimore also provides an online portal to search real property. Residents can search this portal with year, block, lot, property address, and owner.

Location of Baltimore County Property Assessors

Baltimore County Assessor
400 Washington Avenue
Room 100
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: (410) 887-3313
Fax: (410) 887-8297
Fax: (410) 887-3097

City of Baltimore Assessor
City Hall
100 North Holliday Street
Room 250
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-3835
Fax: (410) 576-9425