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Prince George's County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Prince George's Arrest Records?

Prince George's County Arrest records are summarized documentation of the arrest details of individuals in the county. Prince George's arrest records contain information on whether or not an individual has been arrested or detained for questioning on suspicion of involvement in criminal activities. Prince George's County arrest records show details of any charge or indictments against an individual. Prince George's arrest records also offer personal details of the arrestee like name, gender, nationality, and birth date. Arrest records are not conclusive proof that arrestees committed the crimes for which they were apprehended.

Crime Statistics

The 2018 Uniform Crime Reporting for Prince George's County depicts the county's total crime count as reported by the Prince George's County Police Department. According to the FBI publication, the police department received reports of 14,703 crimes, with 2,001 being violent crimes and 12,702, property crimes. This report connotes an estimated 1.5% decline in violent crime count and an 8% drop in property crimes from the previous year.

The County Police reported 50 murders, 214 rape crimes, 825 robberies, 912 aggravated assaults, 1,752 burglaries, 8,620 larceny-thefts, 2,330 motor vehicle thefts, and 104 arsons. Prince George's County's crime rate is estimated to be 1,616.4 crimes per 100,000 population, as of 2018. The county's crime rate has dipped consistently since 2015. In 2017, the county's estimated crime rate was 1,740.5, while the 2015 crime rate was about 2,171.7 crimes per 100,000 population. On the FBI UCR page, there are no records of crime statistics reported by Prince George's County's Police Department for 2016.

What are Prince George's County Criminal Records?

Prince George's County criminal records document the criminal history of individuals in the county. It is available to people upon request under the Maryland Public Information Act. The information contained in Prince George's County criminal records is gathered from law enforcement agencies, including the courts and correctional facilities across the state of Maryland. Criminal records in the State of Maryland are public records. Anyone can access them per the requirements of the Maryland Public Information Act. Criminal records of Prince George's County may contain the personal information of the record subject like full name, date of Birth, Photograph or Mugshot, and Fingerprints. It may also include physical descriptions of the subject like weight, hair color, height, eye color, and race. The details of the past arrests of individuals and pending charges against them may also appear in the criminal records of Prince George's County.

How Do I Get Prince George's Criminal Records?

The State of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services maintains Criminal history information for the State. Requesters can obtain criminal history records at the cost of $18.00. Requesters have to first obtain their fingerprint records to access their criminal records. They can get fingerprinting done at the police station using Form 011, which is the State of Maryland fingerprint card. To request criminal history information, applicants can mail the completed fingerprint card alongside check or money order for payment of the requisite fee to:

Criminal Justice Information System-Central Repository
P.O. Box 32708
Pikesville, MD 21282-2708

The check or money order should be made payable to The check or money order should be made payable to the Criminal Justice Information System- Central Repository.

How to Find Prince George's Sex Offender Information

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services manages the sex offender registry for the state of Maryland. The Sex Offender registry contains a listing of individuals convicted of sex crimes within the State of Maryland. Anyone can access the Sex Offender Registry online. People can get information on sex offenders from the online registry by using either the name search or location search functions, on the search page. The Name Search function allows individuals to locate sex offenders by name. Using the location search function, persons can find all registered sex offenders residing in the county, or working or attending any higher institution of learning in the County.The sex offender registry is updated regularly. Anyone can register to receive email alerts notifying them whenever a sex offender moves into their locality.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Prince George's County Jail?

Individuals who wish to visit inmates at Prince George's county jail can go to:

Dille Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Visiting times at the Jail are as follows:

Weekdays: 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Weekends: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Inmates may have one visit a day and two visits in a week. However, inmates housed in Initial Intake Housing (H-1, H-8, H-11A, Medical Unit) can receive only one visit in a week. Visitors may have to register before visiting inmates. They are also expected to dress appropriately and conduct themselves appropriately within the jail facility. Anyone requiring more information about visitation at the jail can call (301) 952-7025.

Where and How to Find Prince George's Inmate Information

Prince George's inmate information that shows a list of people incarcerated in the County jail. The County maintains a database of these inmates. The database contains information like the names of the inmate, incarceration date, expected release date, and offense committed. It also includes the physical description of inmates. The database can be accessed by anyone online. People can also call (301) 952-7158 to request inmate records.

What are Prince George's County Court Records?

The Clerk of the Court is responsible for maintaining the records of Prince George's County Circuit Court. Most of these records are public documents available to the public. However, case documents for juvenile and adoption proceedings are sealed and restricted documents. Requesters who wish to view these sealed records have to file written requests to the court. They have to state the reasons why they should be granted access to the records in their application to the court. .Anyone can view records of Prince George's county circuit and district courts, on the website of the State of Maryland Judiciary.

Location of All Courts in Prince George's County

Below is the list of courts in Prince George's County and their addresses:

Prince George's County Circuit Court
Prince George's County Courthouse
Main Street,
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 952-3318
Fax: (301) 952-3768

Prince George's County District Court
Prince George's County Courthouse - Bourne Wing
Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 298-4000

Prince George's County District Court
Rhode Island Ave,
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Phone: (301) 298-4200

Prince George's County Orphans' Court
Main Street,
P.O. Box 1729
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773
Phone: (301) 952-3250
Fax: (301) 952-4489

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What are Prince George's County Vital Records

The Vital Records of Prince George's County are documentation of certain life events that took place in the county. The life events documented include births, marriages, divorces, and deaths. The Vital Records of Prince George's County are not open to the public. Only specified requesters can have access to them. Thus, anyone requesting these vital records has to show proof of eligibility to obtain them. Eligible requesters include anyone named on the document, immediate family members of anyone named on the record, duly authorized legal representatives, and officers appointed by the court. Requesters may have to fill and submit the appropriate application form and pay requisite fees. Requesters may also have to provide other documentation like valid photo ID.

The Maryland Department of Health Division of Vital Records issues Verification of Divorce and Annulment of Marriage records that happened from January 1, 1992, to date while the Clerk of the Prince George's Circuit Court issues copies of the actual decree of divorce and annulment or verification of divorce records that were granted before January 1992.

Where and How to Get Prince George's County Divorce Records

Prince George's County Divorce records are not available to the public. However, they are open to the following eligible requesters:

  • Any of the subjects of the document.
  • A representative of any of the subjects of the record, with a signed and notarized letter of authorization.
  • An attorney representing individuals named on the record, with evidence of representation.

Eligible people can obtain verification of divorce and annulment of marriage records from the Division of Vital Records in the Maryland Department of Health. The Division of Vital Records issues verifications for divorces and annulments that happened from January 1, 1992, to date. People requiring copies of actual Decree of Divorce and Annulment or verification of divorce records before January 1992 can contact the Clerk of the Prince George's Circuit Court at:

Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 952-3318
Fax: (301) 952-3768

People can request divorce records from the Maryland Department of Health Division of Vital Records in person or by mail by submitting a duly filled application form, a check or money order for the requisite fee, made payable to the Division of Vital Records, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Division of Vital Records
Department of Health
Reisterstown Road
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0036
Phone: (410) 764-3038

Requesters may have to provide valid photo identification before obtaining the records.

Where and How to Get Prince George's County Marriage Records

Marriage records are not public information in Prince George's County. The availability of these records is restricted to specified individuals. These selected people include:

  • People named on the document.
  • A representative of anyone named on the record, with a signed and notarized letter of authorization.
  • An attorney representing the subject of the record, with evidence of representation.

Requestors can obtain certified copies of marriages conducted in the county on or after January 1, 2007, in person or by mail from the State of Maryland Department of Health by submitting a completed the application form to:

Division of Vital Records
Department of Health
Reisterstown Road
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0036
Phone: (410) 764-3038

For copies of marriage records before 1, January 2007, requesters can contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Prince George's County. Marriage records cost $12 for a copy. The requestor may have to present a valid form of identification to obtain the document.

Where and How to Get Prince George's County Birth Records

Access to Prince George's County birth records is restricted to only specific individuals. Eligible requestors include:

  • People named on the certificate
  • Parents of people named on the certificate
  • A court-appointed guardian of the subject of the birth certificates
  • Spouse of the subject of the certificate
  • Representatives of individuals named on the certificate
  • Representatives of court-appointed guardians.

Representatives have to present notarized letters signed by the individual named on the record, parent, or guardian as the case may be. The Maryland Department of Health issues certified copies of Birth Certificates for births that occur in Prince George's County from August 1898 to the present. Copies of birth records cost $10. People can request these birth records in person or by mail, by submitting a completed application form alongside money order or check, payable to Division of Vital Records, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the:

Division of Vital Records
Department of Health
Reisterstown Road
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0036
Phone: (410) 764-3038

Requesters may also be required to provide valid photo identification.

Where and How to Get Prince George's County Death Records

Death records are not open to the public in Prince George's County. Only eligible requesters can obtain them. These eligible requesters include:

  • Surviving relatives of the deceased
  • Authorized representatives of the deceased
  • A Funeral Director in charge of the deceased burial.

The Maryland Department of Health issues certified copies of death certificates of individuals who died in Prince George's County from 1969. These Death records cost $10 for the first copy and $12 for additional copies ordered by requesters at the same time. Applicants can request birth records in person or by mail by submitting a completed application form alongside a Death Certificate Entitlement Document, check, or money order for requisite fees payable to the Division of Vital Records and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to :

Division of Vital Records
Department of Health
Reisterstown Road
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0036
Phone: (410) 764-3038

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Prince George's County?

The Maryland Public Records Act empowers the public to access property records in Prince George's County. The law states that all records held by the state and local governments are open and should be made available to members of the public.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Prince George's County

The Department of Land Records, under the supervision of the Prince George's County Clerk of Courts, maintains all public records connected to real estate. Interested individuals will need to conduct a self-research to access property records. The department will provide located documents by mail or in-person. To obtain a record by mail, the requester should submit a written request to:

14735 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

All mail requests must include a return address on the requested document. In-person service hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. The requester should pick up documents at:

Judicial Administrative Services
14701 Gov. Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 780-2253

The Department will bill the following fees depending on the type of record and mode of requests

  • $10 for a Certified Copy of Mortgage or Deed of Trust
  • $5 for a Certified Copy of Plat
  • $7 Mail Requests for a Certified Copy of Plat $7
  • $7 for a Certified Copy of All Other Instruments Requested
  • $2 for a Plain Copy of Appointment, Deed, Assignment, or Other Documents
  • $5 for a Plain Copy of Deed of Trust or Mortgage
  • $3 for a Plain Copy of Subdivision Plat
  • $5 for a Mail Request Plain Copy of Subdivision Plat

How to Look Up Prince George's County Property Records

The State of Maryland Archives, the Prince George's County Clerk of Courts, and the Maryland Judiciary provide collaborative up-to-date access to land records for properties within the state's jurisdiction. Members of the public can look up property records via a provided search site. Interested parties will need to create an account by providing a valid email address and will receive a password shortly. Registered users can log in to the search site at any time of the day to access land records. They can search Prince George's property records by providing the name on the document, liber/folio (book/page), or tax account number. Upon successful location of a record, interested parties may print out the document.

Location of Prince George's Property Assessors

Prince George's County Assessor
14735 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 952-2500