Public Information Requests

According to the Maryland Attorney General’s website:

“The public’s right to information about government activities lies at the heart of a democratic government. Maryland’s Public Information Act grants the people of this State a broad right of access to public records while protecting legitimate governmental interest and the privacy rights of individual citizens.”

“The Public Information Act 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.” (Maryland Public Information Act Manual, 14th Edition, October 2015, Appendix I-1)

For Further Information, visit: About the Maryland Public Information Act

Submit Your Request

Public Information Requests are accepted from commercial entities for use by the organization and from individuals for their personal use:

Allegany County Government 
does not accept e-mailed Public Information Requests. 

Your completed Public Information Request Application should be mailed, sent via a delivery service, brought in person, or faxed to Allegany County Government:

Public Information Officer
Allegany County Government
701 Kelly Road
Cumberland, MD 21502
Fax: 301-724-6970

Public Information Fees

The first two hours are provided free of charge. Thereafter, the charge may be the actual hourly rates of the people involved in the response.

Additional fees will apply – photocopying, delivery, etc.

Rules and Regulations of Allegany County, Maryland, Article 14.4 Section 14.407.

Checks should be made payable to the Allegany County Commissioners.