State ID Program

The Maryland State ID Card Program is administered by the Security Card Processing Center (SCPC) which is a division of the Maryland Capitol Police. The SCPC is responsible for issuing State ID cards to all state employees, contractors, lobbyist and local government officials. The SCPC is also responsible for providing proxy access to the state buildings that are under DGS control.

New Electronic Application Submission

The Maryland Capitol Police (MCP) Security Card Processing Center is now only accepting State ID applications electronically. Effective immediately, MCP will no longer accept paper applications for State ID cards.

Hastened by the COVID-19 Pandemic where it is imperative that proper social distancing protocols and practices be followed, as well as limiting contact with others, MCP has begun implementing its plans for modernizing and streamlining the State ID application process. As a result, effective on Monday, January 4, 2021, the MCP Security Card Processing Center (SCPC) will only accept applications for State ID Cards submitted through electronic mail.

Hours of Oper​at​ion

Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, the hours of operation for both Annapolis and Baltimore SCPC's will be as follows:​

Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Open to the public)
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday (By Appointment Only*)
8 a.m. -12 p.m.​

*In the event, you would like to schedule an appointment to obtain an ID on Tuesday or Thursday, please send an email request to Once we schedule your appointment, a confirmation via email will be sent from our office staff. 

Closed on all MD State Holidays


201 W Preston St Rm L-6​ 29 St. Johns Street
Baltimore MD 21201 Annapolis MD 21401
Phone: 410-767-1910 Phone 410-260-2941​
Fax: 410-333-7777 Fax: 410-974-2224


Report Lost or Stolen State ID Cards

To report a lost or stolen State ID card, please contact:

Baltimore ID Room: 410-767-1910 
Annapolis ID Room: 410-260-2941


State ID Request Forms

Electronic ID Application Guidelines

Media ​ID Card Application Procedures

Lobbyist​ ​ID Card Pro​cedures

ID Request Form​


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