Maryland's Public Information Act

Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA") gives the public the right to access government records without unnecessary cost and delay. The PIA applies to all three branches of Maryland state government as well as local government entities. The PIA is found in the General Provisions Article ("GP"), §§ 4-101 through 4-601, Annotated Code of Maryland. It is similar to the federal Freedom of Information Act which applies to federal executive branch agencies and independent federal regulatory agencies.

The PIA grants you the right to review the available records that are disclosable and to obtain copies of those records. It does not require an agency to answer informational questions or to create a record to satisfy your request.

There is no central agency that is responsible for PIA requests. You should contact the agency that has the type of record you are seeking. If you are uncertain about what agency would have the record, the Office of the Attorney General maintains a list of agencies and designated custodians of records.

Designated Custodians of Records for the Maryland State Treasurer's Office - Pursuant to §4-503 of the General Provisions Article, the Maryland State Treasurer has designated the following to be the Custodian of Records for the following areas.

Administration, Employment & Personnel
Bernadette Benik, Chief Deputy Treasurer
80 Calvert Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
bbenik@treasurer.state.md.us
410-260-7390

Banking
Vacant, Director of Treasury Management
80 Calvert Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
410-260-7129

Debt Management
Bernadette Benik, Chief Deputy Treasurer
80 Calvert Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
bbenik@treasurer.state.md.us
410-260-7390

Insurance
Joyce Miller, Director of Insurance
80 Calvert Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
jmiller@treasurer.state.md.us
410-260-7929

Procurement
Anne Jewell, Procurement Officer
80 Calvert Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
ajewell@treasurer.state.md.us
410-260-7903

 

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