State offices and all DLLR physical locations will be closed to the public November 26 through November 28, 2014. However, Unemployment Insurance telephone and Web operations WILL be available on Wednesday, November 26.

DLLR's Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

 

File a Complaint - Maryland Board of Architects

 

Complaint forms may be obtained by calling (410) 230-8211 or (410) 230-6322 or online.

Complaints may involve unethical conduct, incompetence, unlicensed practice, misrepresentation, plan stamping, or a number of other practice allegations. Monetary disputes or complaints alleging "non-performance" are usually deemed to be contractual matters over which the Board has no jurisdiction. The complaint must contain sufficient factual evidence to indicate a clear violation of the registration law. Accusing another person of a violation of the law is a serious matter; therefore, you should be certain that there is a wrongdoing and not file a complaint just because you feel there may be a violation.

The Board uses a common complaint form which can be obtained from our office or online. It is mandatory that a completed and signed complaint form be submitted, as anonymous complaints are not accepted. An acknowledgment letter will be sent to the Complainant with a copy to the Respondent.

Complaints are reviewed by a Complaint Committee comprised of two members of the Board. The Complaint Committee may refer a complaint for investigation if it is of the opinion that more information is needed to make a determination with regard to a particular complaint. If the Board determines, based on the Complaint Committee's recommendations, that a violation of the law has occurred, a hearing will be scheduled before the Board or an Administrative Law Judge. A final order can be appealed to the Circuit Court. A similar complaint process is in place for complaints related to unlicensed practice.