Access Public Records

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office complies with Maryland law governing access to public records. Requests for public records shall be submitted under the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA).

MPIA requests must be submitted in writing with specific details about the information you are requesting. Your request may be handwritten or typed. Requests being made on behalf of a business or organization should be submitted on official letterhead.

The CCSO charges an $8 fee to process each request. Your payment must be included with your request. We accept cashier’s checks or money orders made payable to “Charles County Sheriff’s Office.” We do not accept personal checks or cash.

Some requests may require an additional fee for photocopies or research time. You will be notified of any additional cost to complete the request. Should your request be denied, your $8 processing fee will be returned.

Please mail your request to:

Charles County Sheriff’s Office
Records Section
PO Box 189
La Plata, MD 20646

Please contact the Records Section at 301-609-6404 if you have any questions.

To learn more about MPIA, please visit the Maryland Attorney General’s website.