Read Maryland's ACP Laws

The most recent version of Maryland's ACP law can be accessed here. Additional information on deed shielding is available here.

Visit Maryland's ACP Website

The Maryland ACP Website is run through the Secretary of State’s office and can be visited here.

Contact the Maryland ACP Office

To contact the Maryland ACP Office, you may email or call 410-260-3875

Overview of Maryland ACP

Who is eligible?

Survivors of threatened, attempted, actual domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, human trafficking, and individuals under increased potential threat are eligible for Maryland's ACP.

Who is covered?

Minor children, dependents, guardians, and intimate partners living in the household of an eligible applicant are covered by Maryland’s ACP. 

How does the application process work?

Maryland’s ACP applicants must apply with an approved application assistant when filling out the application.  Additionally, some form of proof of their victimization may be required, although action with law enforcement is not required. 

How does the program protect your address information?

Once admitted into Maryland’s ACP, a participant will be assigned a substitute mail forwarding address for 4 years. This address may be used to register to vote, sign a lease agreement, purchase property, access social services, enroll in school, participate in court proceedings, interact with law enforcement, fire, and emergency services, obtain a marriage license or driver’s license, and maintain a confidential residential, work, or school address.

Sample Application Currently Unavailable

Please note that the Maryland ACP requires applicants to work with an application assistant and that the office has not made a sample application publicly available.