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Public Services


Find location and cost information for public fingerprinting services

Sex Offender Registry

Find sex offenders living or working near you and your family, provide law enforcement with tips to help find offenders, get assistance if you or your child is the victim of sexual abuse, and also opt in to receive AMBER Alerts.

Victim Services

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services offers guidance and support to victims of crime as they navigate the criminal justice system. Victim services is present in corrections, community supervision, and detention divisions. Our Criminal Injuries Compensation Board also provides compensation for victims of crime.

Background Checks

Obtain background checks for individual review, employment or licensing purposes.


Learn how to remove police, court and criminal history records from public inspection.

Open Parole Hearings

Find updated schedules and locations of Maryland Open Parole Hearings for incarcerated individuals.


Find application and information on applying for a pardon.

Firearms Safety Training

Firearms Safety Training requirements and a schedule of approved classes are available here.


Looking to do business with the state of Maryland? For business owners wanting to provide products and services to the State click here.


Look up qualifying offenses and learn about the 2009 expansion of DNA collection.


Sign up to receive escape alerts for Public Safety facilities near you. You can be notified via text, email, or phone call when an inmate escapes.