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PLEASE NOTE:
The City of Baltimore, MD has no incorporated municipalities located within its boundaries.
All Planning, Zoning & Building projects are processed through the City.

City Web SiteThe official website of the City of Baltimore, Maryland.

Baltimore City Code - An online version of the City of Baltimore's code.

Baltimore City Residents Portal - Online Maps - A collection of data-driven GIS applications that offers property-specific details on everything from closest schools, trash pickup days, crime statistics and more.

Baltimore City Planning Department - To provide the highest level services and leadership in urban and strategic planning, historical and architectural preservation, zoning, design, development, and capital budgeting to promote the sustained economic, social, and community development of the City of Baltimore.

Baltimore Housing's Office of Permits & Building Inspections - Enforces the Baltimore City Building Code, as well as state laws pertaining to construction and occupancy. The office issues building permits and provides subsequent inspections for; construction, alteration, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work in both commercial and residential structures.

Baltimore City Business Portal - If you're into business, Baltimore is waiting to hear from you! Baltimore is a national leader in key business sectors like health care, life sciences, tourism, finance and real estate. Baltimore is home to world class higher educational institutions and cultural attractions.

Health Code and Licensure - Food code, Rules and regulations for the operation of special food facilities.

The Board of Liquor License Commissioners - An agency of the State responsible for regulating the sale, storage, and distribution of retail alcoholic beverages in Baltimore City.

The Department of Transportation - provides the City of Baltimore with a comprehensive and modern transportation system that integrates all modes of travel and provides mobility and accessibility in a convenient, safe and cost-effective manner.

The City of Baltimore, Maryland
UTILITIES

Electric Power - Maryland Attorney General - Maryland residents are now able to choose who supplies their electricity. (Customers of municipal electric systems and some rural cooperative systems are the exceptions - see "Areas not participating.") Your local utility, now called your electric company, will still deliver the electricity to your home, but you can choose another company to generate the electricity, if other companies are making an offer in your area.

Washington Gas - For 160 years Washington Gas has been distributing natural gas to customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Washington Gas is a leading proponent of giving customers the freedom to choose their natural gas supplier, and provide residents with MARYLAND CUSTOMER CHOICE RESOURCES on its website.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

STATE WEB SITES

Maryland  - The official website for the State of Maryland.

Maryland Taxpayer Information - Filing and paying business taxes can be complicated. The Comptroller's Office is dedicated to making the process as simple and efficient as possible. Visit this special section for business taxpayers often for the latest information.

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) - The mission of the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) is to protect and restore the quality of Maryland’s air, water, and land resources, while fostering smart growth, economic development, healthy and safe communities, and quality environmental education for the benefit of the environment, public health, and future generations.

Maryland Checklist for New Businesses - Starting a business is an exciting and challenging undertaking. To help ensure your business' success, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the basic requirements for starting a business in Maryland. This link provides a convenient starting point.

The Maryland Green Registry - Help build a smarter, greener, more sustainable Maryland by putting these practices to work right in your own organization. The Maryland Green Registry is a voluntary, self-certification program offering tips and resources to help organizations set and meet their own goals on the path to sustainability.

Maryland Traffic Volume Maps - Depict the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) at various locations on Maryland’s roadways by county. Traffic Volume data is collected from over 3000 program count stations and 79 ATR’s, located throughout Maryland. Program count data is collected (both directions) at regular locations on a three year cycle (one-third of these are counted each year).

Maryland Department of Transportation (Mdot) - The official home page of Maryland’s Department of Transportation.

Mdots’ Specific Services Signing Program (Logo’s) - The program is to aid the traveling public by providing them with information of essential services available for their use along designated state highways which is accomplished by allowing various business' in the area's of food, gasoline, and lodging to have signs placed for their type of service they offer to the traveling public through approved specific signing.

Maryland Community Health Administration – Office of Food Protection - The Office of Food Protection and Consumer Health Services is composed of three divisions: Food Control, Milk Control, and Community Services; and four administrative program areas: Licenses and Permits, Rating Officers, Legal Counsel, Support Services.

Maryland’s Business License Information System (BLIS) – A state maintained website that enables you to perform a search to learn about the permits and licenses that you may need to operate a business in the state. 

Business Registration – The State of Maryland’s Comptroller’s office – Information concerning obtaining Alcohol tax licenses, Tobacco tax licenses, Income tax withholding accounts, etc.

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations -Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

The Greater Baltimore SCORE chapter - Part of SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business," a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation's small businesses.

The Bar Association of Baltimore City - The first Bar Association formed in the State of Maryland and one of the oldest in the Nation. Incorporated on January 15, 1880, its mission was "to aid in maintaining the honor and dignity of the profession, to promote legal science, and further the administration of justice." Though the practice of law has become more complex, these are still the goals which we strive today.

The City of Baltimore Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Census Bureau - American FactFinder web site. Why pay for your demographic information twice?

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