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      Apply For An ID Badge

      The Maryland State Bar Association Courthouse Identification Badge is available to any attorney who:

      • has been admitted to practice law in this state,
      • is currently a member of the bar in good standing, and
      • who is currently certified by the Court of Appeals as an active practitioner (or exempt inactive/retired practitioner), pursuant to the attorney’s compliance with the rules of the Clients’ Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland (CPF), including payment of the annual assessment fee required by the CPF.

      Identification badges expire three (3) years from the date of processing. (Please note that you will not receive any notice from us reminding you of your current badge’s expiration.)

      There is a ?$10.00? administrative fee for issuance of a badge. Issued badges will be held for up to 90 days.

      Apply Now

      Please note that a confirmation letter will NOT be mailed after your application is processed. To verify the status of an application, contact the Sheriff’s Identification Section/Bar Association selected on the application 3-4 weeks after submission.

      County Sherrif’s Office Phone Number
      Allegany 301-777-1585
      Anne Arundel County Bar Association? ? 410-222-6860
      Baltimore City Bar Association 410-539-5936
      Baltimore County 410-887-3151
      Calvert 410-535-2800
      Caroline 410-479-4110
      Carroll 410-386-2900
      Cecil 410-392-2108
      Charles * 301-932-3318
      Dorchester 410-228-4141
      Garrett * 301-334-1909
      Howard 410-313-4172
      Kent 410-778-2279
      Montgomery 240-777-7000
      Prince George’s 301-780-2801
      Queen Anne’s 410-758-0770
      Talbot 410-822-1020
      Washington 240-313-2530
      Wicomico 410-548-4892

      *These sheriff’s offices can take your photo when you pick up your badge.

      If you are picking up your badge at a location that does not take your photo, you must bring TWO HEADSHOT PHOTOS (1 ?” x 1” wide) and you must verify your identity by bringing a separate picture I.D. (i.e. a driver’s license).


      For more information, contact:

      Angela Munro

      Sections & Committees Administrator
      (410) 685-7878