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.

Human Trafficking GET HELP

National Human Trafficking Hotline - 24/7 Confidential

1-888-373-7888 233733 More Information on human trafficking in Maryland

Customer Service Promise

The State of Maryland pledges to provide constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with friendly and courteous, timely and responsive, accurate and consistent, accessible and convenient, and truthful and transparent services.

Take Our Survey

Help Stop Fraud in State Government

The Maryland General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Audits operates a toll-free fraud hotline to receive allegations of fraud and/or abuse of State government resources. Information reported to the hotline in the past has helped to eliminate certain fraudulent activities and protect State resources.

More Information