Request for Public Information

Enacted in 1970, Maryland's Public Information Act (PIA), grants the public a broad right of access to public records while protecting legitimate governmental interests and the privacy rights of individual citizens. The PIA covers public agencies and officials in Maryland and includes all branches of state government (legislative, judicial, and executive). Chesapeake College is also covered by the PIA. The PIA is similar in purpose to the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

To submit a Public Information request, please download and complete the form as indicated.

For more information, go to http://www.oag.state.md.us/Opengov/pia.htm (Marylandís Public Information Act) or http://www.fcc.gov/foia/ (Federal Freedom of Information Act).