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Maryland Secondhand Precious Metal Objects Dealers & Pawnbrokers

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

Public Meeting Cancelled - December 13, 2018

Registration and calibration of scales

Proposed Regulations Currently Open for Public Comment

COMAR 09.17.01 General Regulations - 45:21 Md. R. 979 (10-12-18)

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-DLLR@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-DLLR@maryland.gov