Please note, due to the current state-wide declaration of state emergency, there may be limitations affecting our ability to respond and/or to fulfill PIA requests immediately, or, depending on the nature and scope of the request, within the statutory deadlines.  We consider each request on a case-by-case basis, and will attempt to answer each request as fully and quickly as possible subject to the very unusual and mandatory restrictions to which agency operations are subject. 

Please download the Public Information Act (PIA) request form below, print, and mail to the address and attention provided on the form.

Additionally, you may email formal PIA requests to the

Frederick County Sheriff's Office Records Supervisor: 

Melissa Hoffman

A copying fee of .25 cents per page will be charged for every request of twenty or more pages. When the request has been approved, you will be notified as to the total fee. Remit the exact amount by cash or money order only, payable to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office within 30 days from date of approval.

Should your request be denied, you will be notified in writing within 30 days and you will have the right to petition the Circuit Court in your jursidiction of your residence or business location, or where records are situated, to review the matter and rule on such denial.

For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact the Records Department at 301-600-6078.