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In-person authentication and apostille service will resume Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Please click on link for more information.

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The United States Flag and the Maryland Flag are at Full-Staff

US flag and Maryland flag are at full-staff

Flag Protocol When Lowering The U.S. Flag And Maryland State Flag

Maryland citizens like to know whenever the Governor has declared that flags—both U.S. and State, are to be flown at half-staff. If you would like to be added to our distribution list, please click here to register. Our flag alert system will automatically notify you via email of any change in flag status. ​​​

Human Trafficking
National Human Trafficking Hotline -- 24/7 Confidential
icon of a phone 1-888-373-7888
icon of a cell phone 233733
For more information on human trafficking in Maryland click here.

Maryland Safe At Home

Maryland Safe At Home
The Maryland Safe At Home Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) assists survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking to rebuild their lives without fearing for their safety by providing a legal substitute address to use in place of their actual address. For survivors who have recently moved to a location unknown to their abuser, the ACP’s substitute address and free mail-forwarding service prevents abusers from discovering the location of their victims through the internet or a public records search.


Governor's Office

The Great Seal of Maryland

The Secretary of State was given an additional responsibility in 1853 when he was made official custodian of the Great Seal of Maryland.​

John C. WobensmithMaryland's Secretary of State

Welcome to our improved website. In keeping with our commitment to excellent customer service, the Office of the Secretary is providing you with this web portal that will keep you informed...Read More...​