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Maryland Secondhand Precious Metal Objects Dealers & Pawnbrokers

The offices of Maryland’s Secondhand Precious Metal Object Dealer & Pawnbrokers’ Licensing Program are open and serving our customers through our online licensing resources, via e-mail and telephone, and by limited in-person appointments. Please note, walk-in assistance is not available. We can be reached using our contacts page for e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of individual staff members; or

Schedule an Appointment

Use Labor’s Central Scheduling System to meet with a representative from one of our boards or commissions. Please select the type of appointment you need from our list of available in-person services using the drop-down menu on the scheduler. You will receive an e-mail confirming the date and time of your appointment.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at our offices located at 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Please enter the building using the Calvert Street entrance and arrive at least 10 minutes early before your scheduled appointment time.

The mission of Maryland’s Secondhand Precious Metal Object Dealer & Pawnbrokers’ Licensing Program is to license and regulate individuals who buy or otherwise acquire from the public secondhand gold, silver, platinum and other precious metal objects, or otherwise trade with the public in secondhand precious metal objects. The program also regulates pawnbrokers in counties that do not have local laws that regulate pawnbrokers. The Department assists local law enforcement agencies by establishing standards for the licensing and the reporting of personal property acquired by dealers and pawnbrokers which results in the investigation of property crimes against Marylanders.

News and Updates

Registration and calibration of scales

Proposed Regulations Currently Open for Public Comment

None at this time.

To register your comments with the Department, send your letter to the Maryland Secondhand Precious Metal Objects Dealers & Pawnbrokers’ Licensing Program, 500 N. Calvert Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202; call 410-206-6130 or e-mail DLOPLSPMG-LABOR@maryland.gov.

Contact the BoardContact the Program
Maryland Secondhand Precious Metal Objects Dealers & Pawnbrokers’ Licensing Program
500 N. Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651
410-206-6130
e-mail: DLOPLSPMG-LABOR@maryland.gov