Maryland Public Information Act

The Montgomery County Office of Animal Services provides access to its public records in accordance with the Maryland Public Information Act (Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions, Title 4 of the State Government Article). The MPIA grants the people of this State a broad right of access to public records while protecting legitimate governmental interests and the privacy rights of individual citizens. 

If you would like to make an open records request, please contact the Department MPIA Coordinator.

MPIA Contact: Arpie Park
Email: [email protected]
Tel: (240) 773-5932
Fax: (301) 279-1063
Address: 7315 Muncaster Mill Rd, Derwood, MD 20855


In light of the immense strain the COVID-19 crisis has placed on our public servants, the County Executive has signed Executive Order 119-20 suspending certain deadlines under the MPIA until 30 days after the Governor terminates the state of emergency. The suspended deadlines are:

1. The 10 days to refer an applicant to the correct custodian, if known
2. The 30 days to respond to an MPIA request
3. The 10 days to send the "10-day letter" to an applicant
4. The 10 days to file an action in court to support a temporary denial.