MARYLAND PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT (MPIA) Requests
The City Clerk is the custodian of records for the City of College Park and is the designated contact person for requests under the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) or Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The City of College Park maintains certain records that are classified as public records which may be made available to the public in accordance with the guidelines of the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) (§4-201 et seq. of the State Government Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended).
MPIA requests must be in writing, and may be mailed, emailed, faxed or hand delivered to the City Clerk. You may use this form, (Spanish) but it is not required. Your request should sufficiently identify the records that you are seeking, including a clearly identified subject matter and specific dates or ranges of dates of the documents requested.
There are occasions when fees may be charged to produce documents requested under the Maryland Public Information Act. It is the policy of the City of College Park to notify the applicant of the estimate of fees in advance, and that said fees must be paid in full prior to the release of the documents. Please see the adjacent fee schedule.
Payment shall be made in cash, by credit card, or check payable to “The City of College Park” and must be received before the documents are released. Upon request, fees may be waived by the Clerk’s Office if it is determined to be in the public interest or if the requestor is indigent and files an affidavit of indigency with the City Clerk.
If you have any questions about the administration of the above guidelines, please do not hesitate to contact the City Clerk’s Office at 240-487-3501.