Letter or Citation Request

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Office of the Secretary provides citations and letters of greeting as a service to Maryland residents to honor and celebrate people, groups and events or to increase awareness of noteworthy issues relating to housing and community development among citizens across Maryland. These public service documents are strictly honorary and are not legally binding. All requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Type of Request

  • A letter of greeting would be given to help organizations celebrate special events held in Maryland. These typically include business and professional conferences, and other significant events that relate to the Department's mission.
    • Letters are only for Maryland state agencies and organizations, or national and international organizations holding conferences, and other significant events in Maryland.
    • Letters are not for personal events such as family reunions.
  • A citation is to recognize a specific achievement such as an anniversary, grand opening, milestone birthday (70+ years), Boy Scout Eagle Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, retirement, or a similar achievement

How to Submit a Request

To submit an application for a citation, proclamation, or letter of greeting please review the Guidelines and Procedures below and submit a completed Application Form.

Guidelines and Procedures

  • Any draft language submitted may be edited or revised without notice at the discretion of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
  • No requested items may be used as part of an advertisement or commercial promotion without express permission from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
  • All requests must be submitted using the electronic form below. All phone call requests will be guided to complete this form before the creation process will begin.
  • Issuance of any item does not constitute an endorsement by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
  • All requests must be submitted 30 days before the requested delivery date. We do not guarantee that requests will be honored if it is received less than 30 days prior to the requested delivery date.​​​

 Letter or Citation Request Form

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