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Maryland Free-State Treasure Club

Permits

     The Maryland Free-State Treasure Club can provide the necessary Baltimore City permit application stamp and signature for those who have taken our quiz, demonstrated proper digging techniques and been approved by a club officer.
   

Baltimore City

What you need:
Print and fill out the permit application below.
Obtain a $25 money order payable to "Director of Finance."
Club stamp and signature on the application.

Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks
Permit Office Room 142
3001 East Dr., Baltimore, MD 21217
410-396-6003 / 7070
The office is closed Thursdays

Open Mon, Tues, Wed and Friday 9-4, but the permit office seems to open around 9:30 AM.

It is best to walk into the building to get your permit. Often it is issued the same day. Snail mail is really slow.

Note on the older green permanent permit card without an expiration date: The lack of expiration date does not mean the permit is good forever and there is no "grandfather clause" that allows a liftime deferal. Proof of yearly renewal, such as a receipt, must be carried while metal detecting in city parks. You do not need this receipt if your permit card has an expiraton date on it.

     
Baltimore City permit application and instructions Print, fill out, get the club stamp and signature then mail or bring to the above address with your $25.00 money order.

Some of the local metal detecting club information on the appllication and rules pages are dated and possibly not correct. To find club contacts type the name of the club into your favorite search engine for the latest information.

Before you mail the application, you need a club stamp and signature. To qualify for the M.F.S.T.C. stamp of approval for a Baltimore City permit, print and answer the questions on the following form:

M.F.S.T.C. Baltimore City Permit Quiz
Print this quiz and bring it to one of our meetings to get your stamp and signature.
This simple quiz will be available to fill out at our meetings.

Meetings are held at 8:00 PM the last Thursday of the month
Victory Villa Community Center
Middle River Recreation and Parks building
404 Compass Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21220
410-887-0258 View Map

For proper target recovery techniques
click here

Baltimore County

Good for 90 days - effective 09/14/12
No charge (also does not require a club signature)
Must be signed by Recreation and Parks Representative
Go to any Baltimore County Recreation and Parks office for the signature.

Suggestions:

Victory Villa Community Center
Middle River Recreation and Parks building
404 Compass Rd
Essex, MD 21220
410-887-0258
middleriver-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov
Office hours 9 AM - 3 PM

Back River Recreation Office
801 Back River Neck Rd.
Essex, MD 21221
410-887-0217
Office Hours: Mon - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

Baltimore County permit application and instructions Print, fill out page 2 and bring to any Baltimore County Recreation and Parks office for representative's signature.

Some of the club information is dated and not correct. To find club contacts type the name of the club into your favorite search engine for the latest information.

RENEW BY EMAIL - Once you have your Baltimore County permit, you may renew by email by contacting Donna Gravell at dgravell@baltimorecountymd.gov.

 

State Park Rules - http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/MetalDetecting.aspx

     Please contact your local County Council by (preferably) letter, email, or in person. Try to convince them that clad coins and trash are not illegal archaeological artifacts. Explain digging techniques. Also argue that future development will bury or redistribute these so-called "archaeological artifacts" forever. Be polite.