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Contact Us

You can contact the Office of the Public Access Ombudsman directly:

By Email: pia.ombuds@oag.state.md.us

By Phone: (410) 576-6560

By Mail: Office of the Public Access Ombudsman, c/o Office of the Attorney General, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

By Twitter: @MPIA_Ombuds

Please click any of the following topical links to jump to the section of interest to you:


PIA Dispute Resolution (Mediation)

General questions can be directed to the Ombudsman’s dedicated mailbox at pia.ombuds@oag.state.md.us. For instructions on how or to use the web form to submit a request for mediation assistance, please visit the Ombudsman’s Request Mediation page or download the Ombudsman’s Mediation Assistance Request Form.


Make a PIA Request to the Ombudsman

The Administrator is the PIA Custodian for records maintained by the Office of the Public Access Ombudsman. PIA requests can be submitted:

By Email: pia.ombuds@oag.state.md.us

By Mail: Office of the Public Access Ombudsman, c/o Office of the Attorney General, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Please include “PIA Request” in the subject line of your correspondence.

The Ombudsman also maintains a list of readily available documents for the public to download free-of-charge in accordance with the Office’s Policy of Proactive Disclosure.

If you are looking to file a PIA request with another state, county, or local government agency, please refer to Appendix J of the PIA Manual for custodian contact information.


Training/Presentation Request

If you would like to request a training/presentation for your group or agency on the Public Information Act or the services offered by the Ombudsman, please send an email to pia.ombuds@oag.state.md.us or fill out the form below:


    Comments or Suggestions

    We want your feedback. In order to improve the Ombudsman’s program, we welcome your suggestions/comments/criticism on any PIA-related topic including the services offered by the Ombudsman. Thank you for helping us to improve the Public Access Ombudsman program. Please send an email to pia.ombuds@oag.state.md.us or fill out the form below:

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