Courthouse ID Badges
520 W. Fayette St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
APPLICATION FOR MSBA
COURTHOUSE IDENTIFICATION BADGE
**UPDATE: BALTIMORE CITY ID BADGES ARE NO LONGER BEING ISSUED FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.
Lawyers seeking to obtain a Baltimore City Courthouse Security ID must PICK THEM UP from the Bar Association of Baltimore City. Applications must still be sent to the MSBA. The BABC location is:
111 North Calvert Street, Room 627,
Courthouse East, Baltimore, MD 21202
Verify that your ID badge is accepted by specific courts.
The Maryland State Bar Association Courthouse Identification Badge is
available to any attorney who has been admitted to practice law in this
state, who 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.
Procedures for obtaining an
identification badge are:
printable form below in legible print or type and sign the security statement.
the completed 2nd page of this form to the MSBA at the address
indicated above, along with your check in the amount of $10.00, made payable
to MSBA. Do not send your photo to the MSBA.
a passport-style photo*, approximately 1¼"x 1", to take with
you to the sheriff's office, after you receive notice from the MSBA that
your application has been processed and your badge has been forwarded to the
Sheriff for issuance. Do not send your photo to the MSBA with this
- After your
application and badge have been processed, you will be notified by letter to
appear in person with your passport-style photo and additional
identification (driver's license or other picture I.D.), before the
Sheriff, who will issue your identification badge. The process usually
takes approximately 3 weeks.