Public Information Policy

Public Information Mission Statement

The Mayor and City Council of Cumberland adopted a Public Information Policy (PDF) to address procedures under the Public Information Act for filing and processing requests for the inspection and copying of public records of the city.

The city is dedicated to serving all members of the Cumberland community including residents, visitors, merchants, and media representatives. All public inquiries will be addressed according to the provisions of the Maryland Public Information Act and City Policy.  

Information Requests

Information requests should be directed to the City Clerk as the "Official Custodian of Public Records." 

Public Information Request Forms are available in all city departments as well as through the website. 

Download here 

These forms should be completed, signed, and submitted by mail or email to:

Allison Layton

City Clerk

City of Cumberland

57 N Liberty Street

Cumberland, MD 21502

Phone: 301-759-6447

Fax: 301-759-6438



Email: Please note: Emailed forms require a signature and therefore must be sent as an attachment.