60 North Parke Street
Aberdeen, Maryland 21001
This application is in accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act (“MPIA”), Title 4 of the
General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. It may be dropped off at City Hall, mailed,
faxed (410-273-7402), or e-mailed as an attachment to the City Clerk at Under the
MPIA, the applicant is entitled to review and obtain copies of available records, subject to certain exceptions.
The City is not obligated to do research, create records, or conduct investigations. More information on this may
be found at
The City is given 30 days to comply with the request; however, the City Clerk will provide documents for
inspection as soon as possible. If the application is denied, or if the records do not exist, or if there are any
delays, etc., the applicant will be notified, in writing, within ten (10) working days from receipt of the
application. If you should have any questions, contact the City Clerk at 410-272-1600.
Date: __________________________
Name of Individual or Company: ______________________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________________________
Telephone/Mobile No.: _________________ Fax: __________________ E-mail:________________________
Records Requested (be specific): _______________________________________________________________
Do you need to schedule an appointment to review public records? Yes _____ No _____
Please read and sign below:
I understand and agree to the terms of this application according to Title 4 of the General Provisions Article
of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the City of Aberdeen. I understand that I have the right to seek judicial
review of a decision to deny access to any public record pursuant to General Provisions Article §4-362, and
pursuant to General Provisions Article §4-1B-04, may seek the assistance of the Public Access Ombudsman.
If I am permitted to examine records, I shall not alter, falsify, cancel, destroy, mutilate, or remove any part
thereof, under penalty of law. I understand that Freedom of Information Requests are subject to disclosure under
the Maryland Public Information Act.
SIGNATURE OF APPLICANT: ____________________________________
Date application received: _____________ Application No.: ______________ Approved / Denied: __________________
Requestor notified of response on: ________________ Notified of fee estimate (if applicable) on: ___________________
Fee (if applicable): $___________________________ Comments: ____________________________________________
Signature of Custodian: _____________________Signature of person receiving documents: _______________________
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City of Aberdeen
Public Information Request Fees
Paper copies:
Copy charge: $0.25 per page.
Administrative fees:
The first two hours are provided free of charge. After that, the fee is based on the time and
hourly rate of the individual staff in locating, reviewing, and producing public records, and
attorney, if necessary, who must conduct the review.
Architectural/Construction Drawings:
Applicant will be charged the rate it costs to have a large document reproduced (i.e.,
comprehensive plans, transportation plans, architectural/construction documents, etc.).
11” x 17” $ 2.50
24” x 36” $ 5.00
4 ft. x 3 ft. $10.00
20 ft. or more Cost of reproduction/actual cost.
Other Fees:
Recording of Council Meetings: $20.00 per DVD.
Contact Kay Moore at or by calling 410-638-3899.
Police Documents and Fees:
Information is available at or by calling the Aberdeen Police
Department at 410-272-2121.