Maryland Public Information Act

​Filing a Maryland Public Information Act Request

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). The PIA is similar in purpose to the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).


Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact to Request Public Information?

Contact Information
Lora Rakowski

Senior Executive Director
Office of Communications and Community Engagement
Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0486