John P. McDonough, Secretary of State
USE OF THE MARYLAND STATE FLAG - APPLICATION FORM
The Office of the Secretary of State of Maryland has historically given its view as to whether a particular
use of the Maryland State Flag is lawful under Criminal Law Article
§10-701 et. seq., as that law has been interpreted by the Attorney General.
Additionally, since the Secretary of State served as Chair of the Governor's Commission on Protocol for the Maryland State Flag, the Office of the Secretary of State will also
advise as to whether a particular use is appropriate. Please be aware that misuse of the Maryland State Flag may be subject to a penalty.
Please click on link below to fill out form and mail it to
the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401 or FAX it
to this office. You will receive a response within 5 business days.
If you have questions, call 410-974-5549 or 888-874-0013 (toll free) or
email your question to us.
Use of State Flag Form - (pdf format)