Public Information Act(PIA) 



Public Information Act – List of Contact Information for Governmental Unit Representatives


What is the Public Information Act?
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).

Who can submit a PIA request?
Anyone – citizens, corporations, associations, public interest groups, private individuals, universities and members of the media — can submit PIA requests.

Public Information Act Procedures. Per Section 4-104 of the Public Information Act, HOC's Public Information Act Procedures can be found here.


PIA Representative:   Aisha Memon, Office of General Counsel

      Mailing Address: 10400 Detrick Avenue,
                                    Kensington, MD 20895
                                    Attention: Office of the General Counsel

                    Phone:  (240) 627-9740
                     Email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.