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MSBA Attorney Security Pass


We’ve Upgraded! The Maryland State Bar Association Courthouse Identification Pass is now the MSBA Attorney Security Pass. The new Attorney Security Pass has been enhanced to include added security features and be more durable. If you have an existing, yellow Courthouse Identification Pass, it is still valid through the expiration date on the card. You will be issued the new card when you renew your pass.


The Maryland State Bar Association Attorney Security Pass 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 Supreme Court of Maryland 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.

Terms & Conditions:

Holders of an Attorney Security Pass

  • May not alter, reproduce, lend, transfer or otherwise distribute the pass to any other person.
  • Must always present my badge for inspection by Security Officers when entering Court Buildings and will comply with federal, state & local laws as well as courthouse security procedures, as they are intended to protect court personnel and the public.
  • Are required to abide by all security measures set by the various courthouses and institutions throughout Maryland and may not carry weapons or dangerous materials of any kind into Court Buildings or Institutions.
  • Must immediately contact the MSBA and the issuing Sheriff’s Department if the pass is lost or stolen.
    Must surrender the pass if they no longer meet the eligibility requirements outlined above or upon expiration of the pass.

Application Instructions:

  • Login to your MSBA account and complete the application that appears below. If you are applying on behalf of an attorney, you must login to their account using their email address.
  • Proceed to your cart to complete your purchase. There is a limit of 1 security pass purchase per account.

Pickup Information:

  • The estimated shipping time is 7-10 business days after online submission.
  • Cards are not shipped directly to attorneys. Applicants may request to pick up their card from one of the available pickup locations listed below.
  • Applicants must contact the designated pickup location directly to confirm availability of the card and coordinate a pickup time.
  • Attorneys must present a valid photo ID to pick up the pass. The card cannot be picked up by another person on the attorney’s behalf.


Sheriff’s Office and Bar Association Pick-Up Location Contact Number Address
Allegany County 301-777-1585 Allegany County Sheriff’s Office
695 Kelly Rd.
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
Anne Arundel County Bar Association 410-222-6860 Anne Arundel County Bar Association
Circuit Court, 8 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD
Baltimore County Sheriffs Office 410-887-3151 Baltimore County Sheriffs Office County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
Calvert County 410-535-2800 Calvert County Sheriff’s Office
30 Church Street
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678
Caroline County 410-479-4110 Caroline County Sheriff’s Office
9305 Double Hills Rd.
Denton, Maryland 21629
Carroll County 410-386-2900 Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
100 North Court Street
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Cecil County


Cecil County Sheriff’s Office
107 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite 112
Elkton, Maryland 21921
Dorchester County 410-228-4141 Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office
829 Fieldcrest Rd.
Cambridge, MD 21613
Garrett County 301-334-1909 Garrett County Sheriff’s Office
311 E. Adler Street
Oakland, Maryland 21550
Howard County 410-313-4150 Howard County Sheriff’s Office
9250 Judicial Way
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
Kent County 410-778-2279 Kent County Sheriff’s Office
104 Vickers Drive- Unit B
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
Montgomery County 240-777-7000 Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
50 Maryland Avenue, Room T8
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Prince George’s County 301-780-2801 Prince George’s County Courthouse
14735 Main Street, D1030
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
Queen Anne’s County 410-758-0770 Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office
505 Railroad Avenue
Centreville, Maryland 21617
Talbot County 410-822-1020 Talbot County Sheriff’s Office
28712 Glebe Road, Suite 1
Easton, MD 21601
Washington County 240-313-2530 Washington County Sheriff’s Office
24 Summit Avenue
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Wicomico County 667-281-6010 Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office
401 Naylor Mill Road
Salisbury, Maryland 21801