Welcome to the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Public Information Act (PIA) Homepage. It is our expectation that this homepage will improve and streamline the process, increase our effectiveness and efficiency, and help us better understand and satisfy your needs.

To assist us in providing better customer service, MDE is in the process of making several administrative improvements to the PIA process, which include an improved internal tracking system, consistent procedures and fee structure agency-wide, and the acceptance of requests via our newly-revamped PIA request portal at the link below.​

While Maryland’s Public Information Act obligates this agency to grant the public a broad right of access to public records, it is MDE policy to conduct its work in an open manner and provide the public with a maximum amount of accurate and timely information concerning its activities. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact MDE’s PIA Coordinator or Administration Liaisons.

Click here for submitting a PIA request and other useful links.

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