Resources

Contact Information For Your Elected Officials

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Baltimore City Dept. of General Services (GS) – Events – Monthly calendar of (some) city events.

Baltimore City Dept. of Transportation DOT – Citizen Alerts – Notifications of street & bridge closings, repairs, construction, & detours.

Baltimore City Municipal Zoning & Appeals Board (BMZA)
Appeals Dockets – Lists of current year’s cases on the docket, requesting zoning appeal. Organized into dated folders—from 1 to 3 per month—which contain a file with list of cases on the docket for date noted. Archived back to 2009. Note: Live entertainment applications go through zoning board.

Appeals Cases – Archive of individual cases. Current year’s appeals cases ruled on by zoning board. Organized into bimonthly folders by date, which contain individual files of cases along with BMZA recommendations.

Appeal Search – Search for zoning appeal by any of the following: address, BMZA number, type, hearing date, council district, neighborhood.

Baltimore City Health Department Animal Control Program – Apply for a pet license; report animal abuse, stray/dangerous animal, animal in danger, etc.

Baltimore City Police Department (BCPD)
Safety Tips – Crime prevention tips related to armed robbery, carjacking, illegal handguns, larceny from autos, personal safety tips, bicycle theft, domestic violence, safer seniors, burglary, holiday season, winter safety tips.

Start Report – File a nonemergency police report online. Typical examples: loss or destruction of property, theft.

Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) Closings & Delays – Bad weather & school closings, delays, & early dismissals.

Baltimore Dept. of Planning Community Association Directory – Search for associations by name, street address, cross street, district, or group.

Baltimore Public Markets Corporation BPMC – Non-profit organization that runs the Cross Street & other city markets, except Lexington Market.

Board of Liquor License Commissioners aka Liquor Board (BLLC)
Hearings Schedule – Dates of scheduled liquor license hearings & past hearings year-to-date, with links to what cases are/were on the docket for that date. What you can do: For up-to-date information, call 410-396-4380 one day in advance. To be notified of hearings by email, contact, Nadine Davis, Liquor Board secretary, at Nadine.Davis@baltimorecity.gov.

Notice of Transfers – Year-to-date monthly files of applicants for liquor licenses, along with name of establishment & class of license. Includes archives back to January 2010.

License Types – Explains classes of liquor licenses the board is authorized to issue, from the 4 classes of Beer & Wine licenses, A through D, to the 8 classes of Beer, Wine, & Liquor licenses, A through BD7.

Liquor Licenses List – Catalogue of data listing licensee names, names of establishments/trade names, corporation names, type of license held, dates of license renewal & expiration, & license number, status, & fee. Site can be glitchy.
What you can do: Search by any category, such as name of license holder or establishment.

Community Law Center (CLC) – Booze News – A blog about the city Liquor Board examining how the March 2013 State legislative audit does or does not improve how the board operates.

City Council President (CCP) – Small Business Contacts – City Council President Jack Young’s website that lists resources for small, minority, & women-owned businesses.

Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation (CHAP) – Mission: To enhance & promote the culture & economy of Baltimore through the preservation of buildings, structures, sites & neighborhoods, that have aesthetic, historic & architectural value.

Community Bill of Rights – Law that allows community associations to directly seek enforcement of many Baltimore City Codes. Site explains what powers a community association has & does not have.

Housing Authority of Baltimore City, Dept. of Housing & Community Development
Housing – Existing Permit Search – To find out if a permit has been obtained for work currently under construction or to determine that the scope of work has been properly permitted, you can search for a permit by the property address, permit number or neighborhood. If visible & substantial work is being done without a permit, report un-permitted work.

Housing – Vacant Lots – Search for a vacant lot to adopt.

Housing – Vacant Properties – Search for a vacant house to adopt through the Vacants to Values initiative.

Housing – Alarm System Registration – If you have an alarm system in your home, you need to register it once per year for a fee of $20. You can do so online at this site.

Montgomery Urban Renewal Plan (MURO) – One of the plan’s seven objectives: To preserve & enhance the historic and architectural character of the neighborhood & structures. Approved May 14, 1979. Duration: 40 yrs. Covers only part of Federal Hill.

Parking Authority of Baltimore City – Residential Parking Permit
(PABC – RPP) – Information for new Area 9 residents about how to apply for a residential parking permit.

(PABC – RPP – Area 9) – Renew your Area 9 Residential Parking Permit aka decal.

Office of the States Attorney for Baltimore City Useful Links – Includes links to services for domestic violence & juvenile problems. Check under “Resources” for links to identity theft awareness, prevention, & recovery and elder abuse.

To Request City Services

Call 311 6am to 10pm or Online 24 hours at https://baltimore.customerservicerequest.org/

Recycling and Trash Schedule
Set out by 6 a.m. | Trash on Wednesday (in cans with tight-fitting lids) | Recycling on Friday

REMINDER: Please put your recyclable materials in paper bags, cardboard boxes, City recycle bins or any container clearly marked “recycle” at the same location as your regular trash. DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS. With single stream recycling, we send our materials to a processing facility which uses an automated system to sort and bale recyclables.

Bulk Item Pick Up
You may place up to three items out for collection. One day per month is set aside for this collection. All citizens have to do is call 311 and give the following information: Your address, Your telephone number, What 3 items you have for pick up.

Call three or more working days before your scheduled date. If you do not know your day, please call 311. You may also schedule a collection at 311 Online

Debris, Bulk Trash, Recycling & eCycling Drop-off Location
Western Sanitation Yard 701 Reedbird Avenue, 410-396-3367

Mon. – Sat., 9 am – 5 pm (Labor Day-Memorial Day)
Mon. – Sat., 9 am – 7 pm (Memorial Day-Labor Day)

For additional locations, click here.

Other Local Neighborhood Associations:

Baltimore Riverside Neighborhood Association
Federal Hill South Neighborhood Association
Locust Point Civic Association
Otterbein Community Association
South Baltimore Neighborhood Association
West Federal Hill | Area 30 Parking
Baltimore Southside