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
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