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§ 13-304. License application

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and Professions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 13. Private Detectives (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Private Detective Agency Licenses (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 13-304
§ 13-304. License application
Form and contents of application
(a)(1) An applicant for a license shall:
(i) submit to the Secretary an application on the form that the Secretary provides;
(ii) submit the documents required under this section; and
(iii) pay to the Secretary the fees required under subsection (b) of this section.
(2) If the applicant is a firm, the representative member shall complete the application form and otherwise be responsible for the firm's compliance with this section.
Application fee
(b)(1) An applicant for a license shall pay to the Secretary an application fee of:
(i) $200, if the applicant is an individual; or
(ii) $375, if the applicant is a firm; and
(iii) the fees authorized under subsection (c)(2) of this section.
(2)(i) As part of the application for a license, the applicant shall submit to the Secretary the fingerprints required under subsection (c)(2)(i) of this section.
(ii) If the applicant is a firm, the applicant shall pay the cost of the fingerprint card record checks for each firm member.
Criminal history records check
(c)(1) The Department of State Police shall apply to the Central Repository for a State and national criminal history records check for each applicant.
(2) As part of the application for a criminal history records check, the Department of State Police shall submit to the Central Repository:
(i) two complete sets of the applicant's legible fingerprints taken on forms approved by the Director of the Central Repository and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
(ii) the fee authorized under § 10-221(b)(7) of the Criminal Procedure Article for access to Maryland criminal history records; and
(iii) the mandatory processing fee required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history records check.
(3) In accordance with §§ 10-201 through 10-234 of the Criminal Procedure Article, the Central Repository shall forward to the applicant and the Department of State Police a printed statement of the applicant's criminal history record information.
(4) The subject of a criminal history records check under this section may contest the contents of the printed statement issued by the Central Repository as provided in § 10-223 of the Criminal Procedure Article.
Application form for individuals
(d)(1) If the applicant is an individual, the application form provided by the Secretary shall require:
(i) the name of the applicant;
(ii) the age of the applicant;
(iii) the address of the applicant; and
(iv) the current and previous employment of the applicant.
(2) If the applicant is a firm, the application form provided by the Secretary shall require:
(i) a list of all of the firm members; and
(ii) for each firm member, the same information required regarding an individual applicant under paragraph (1) of this subsection.
(3) For all applicants, the application form shall require:
(i) the address of the applicant's proposed principal place of business and of each proposed branch office;
(ii) any trade or fictitious name that the applicant intends to use while conducting the business of the private detective agency;
(iii) the submission of a facsimile of any trademark that the applicant intends to use while conducting the business of the private detective agency; and
(iv) as the Secretary considers appropriate, any other information to assist in the evaluation of:
1. an individual applicant; or
2. if the applicant is a firm, any firm member.
Warning related to false statements
(e) The application form provided by the Secretary shall contain a statement advising the applicant that willfully making a false statement on an application is a misdemeanor, subject to a fine or imprisonment or both, as provided under §§ 13-705 and 13-707 of this title.
Application signed under oath
(f)(1) If the applicant is an individual, the application form shall be signed, under oath, by the individual.
(2) If the applicant is a firm, the application form shall be signed, under oath, by the representative member, as the representative member, and by all the other firm members.
Character of applicant
(g)(1) If the applicant is an individual, the application shall be accompanied by at least three names of individuals who can attest to the character of the applicant.
(2) If the applicant is a firm, the application shall be accompanied by at least three names of individuals who can attest to the character of each firm member.
Commercial general liability insurance
(h) An applicant for a license who intends to employ at least 5 individuals as private detectives shall submit with the application proof of commercial general liability insurance, including errors and omissions and completed operations with a $1,000,000 total aggregate minimum, as required under § 13-604 of this title.
Nonresident applicants
(i) In addition to meeting the other requirements of this section, a nonresident applicant shall submit a consent and any related document, as required by § 13-605 of this title.

Credits

Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1992, c. 138; Acts 1995, c. 3, § 2, eff. March 7, 1995; Acts 1996, c. 602, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1996; Acts 1997, c. 14, § 1, eff. April 8, 1997; Acts 2002, c. 418, §§ 1, 3, eff. Oct. 1, 2002; Acts 2002, c. 517, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 56, § 552.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 13-304, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 13-304
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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