Pardon & Commutations

When the Governor signs a pardon or commutation, the Secretary of State's signature is affixed, the Seal of the State of Maryland is applied, and the pardon is recorded in the Pardon Docket maintained by the Secretary of State. The original pardon or commutation is returned to the Governor's Office.  

For more information on the pardon process, including how to apply for a pardon, please visit this webpage:

To request a commutation, you must send a written request to the Governor. The mailing address for the Governor is 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401.