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COVID-19 Notice

Updated May 15, 2020

The Archives will remain closed until further notice.

Archives staff have very limited access to the facilities which house our paper records. Therefore, we ask that you be judicious in placing copy orders with us. We recognize that our patrons have legitimate needs for copies of records in our custody. Priority will be given to those who have an immediate need for certified records to obtain vital services.

Please contact us via email for any type of inquiry. For example, general assistance with navigating our web resources is available through email. So, too, is assistance with research strategies. Please also send us an email if you would like to inquire as to whether certain records have been digitized. In many cases, we may be able to fill your request, if you do not need a certification (a raised seal on the document). Send your questions to msa.helpdesk@maryland.gov.

If you do not have access to email, call and leave your name, number and a brief message at (410) 260-6487. It is important to leave your name and number first because the voicemail cuts short lengthy messages.

Mail-in Orders
Forms located on the Orders Website
Mail to:
2255 Rolling Run Dr., Windsor Mill, MD 21244.
Please do not send orders via Fed-Ex or by certified mail.

For our patrons who are unable to obtain the records they need, please know that Governor Hogan has declared a State of Emergency and has issued an Executive Order extending the expiration dates of many government provided services such as driver’s and business licenses, identification cards, permits and registrations which may require documents from the Archives. The federal government has done so as well.

Please take advantage of our many online information resources and visit this web site for updates. Some of those resources can be found by following these links:

Online Records

Site Index

Please also visit Maryland’s dedicated webpage for the latest information on COVID-19: Maryland Department of Health.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. We look forward to serving you soon.

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