How to Submit a Public Information Act Request
A written request through the Maryland Public Information Act helps to ensure there is no confusion about the information you are seeking. After deciding what type of record you want, you may submit your request through our Public Records Center, by fax to 410-468-2020, by email to PIArequests.firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to:
Public Information Act Coordinator
Maryland Insurance Administration
200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700
Baltimore, MD 21202-2272
Your written request should include:
your name and a way to contact you (telephone number, email address, etc.)
a description of the record or records you wish to review
Tips for a Faster Response
- Be as accurate as possible when you describe the record you wish to review. If you want to review a record on an insurance carrier, an insurance agency or an individual in the insurance business, provide the exact name of the company or individual.
- You do not need to provide us with your email address, telephone number or a fax number when you submit your request. However, if you wish to do so, this may help us to expedite our response if we need to talk with you about your request. If you use the Public Records Center, your documents may be uploaded to your account.
- We sometimes receive requests for extremely large volumes of records. While we try to be as responsive as possible, we want you to know that we can respond more quickly, and at a lower cost to you, when you ask only for a small or moderate amount of records. You may always make another Public Information Act request for additional records.
- If you have a particular date by which you need to receive your requested documents, please indicate that in your written request and the agency will try to accommodate that deadline.