Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing


Electronic Filing of Daily Transaction Reports - Maryland Licensing of Secondhand Precious Metal Objects Dealers & Pawnbrokers


Effective October 1, 2009 dealers licensed by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation are required to file daily transaction reports to local law enforcement agencies by electronic means as required by changes to the Maryland Secondhand Precious Metal Object Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act enacted by the 2009 Maryland General Assembly. Dealers must be prepared to meet this new requirement. The Department encourages dealers who have not already established an account to file transactions electronically to contact Business Watch International (BWI) directly Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The toll-free number is 1-877-404-3368 ext. 578. (Please keep in mind the 2 hour time zone difference. If you call BWI at 9 a.m. it will be 7 a.m. their time.)

Please have your DLLR issued dealer number (Registration Number) available when you call. The contact person is Tim; the BWI representative who will assist dealers in determining what desktop systems and/or Internet requirements is needed. Tim will provide each dealer with a log-on and password as well as any training needed on how to use the system immediately.

Business Watch International (BWI) is currently receiving a high volume of calls and dealers may receive a busy signal. Dealers who have difficulty in contacting BWI should contact the appropriate County Administrator (listed below and attached). Contacting the appropriate county administrator will be considered a good faith attempt at compliance during this period of transition. County administrators will make every effort to assist you as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience.

Regional Automated Property Information Database (RAPID) Central County Administrator's Roster

Guidelines for Completing and Filing Daily Transaction Reports Guidelines for Completing and Filing Daily Transaction Reports is a new publication of the Department that provides assistance and direction to dealers in meeting the requirements for filing reports to local law enforcement agencies.
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