BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, Baltimore County, Maryland] Origin: The legal origin of Baltimore County is not known, but it was in existence by January 12, 1659/60 when a writ was issued to the sheriff of the county. The County name was derived from the name of the Proprietary's Barony in Ireland in the county of Longford.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Pennsylvania; east by Harford County & Chesapeake Bay; south by Patapsco River & Baltimore City; west by Carroll & Howard counties.


[photo, Baltimore County Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson, Maryland] County Code & Charter
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County Seat:
Towson, MD 21204
Form of Government: Charter since 1956
Population: 1990 census: 692,134; 2000 census: 754,292; 2010 census: 805,029

Baltimore County Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson, Maryland, May 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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websites:
Aging Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/aging/index.html
Circuit Court: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/circuit/index.html
Community College: www.ccbcmd.edu
County Attorney: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/law/index.html
County Council: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/countycouncil
County Executive: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/executive/index.html
County Government: www.baltimorecountymd.gov
County Government Directory: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/contact_us/telephone/
Elections Board: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/elections/index.html
Emergency Preparedness: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/news/emergency_prep/index.html
Environmental Protection & Sustainability Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/environment/index.html
Fire Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/fire/index.html
Health Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/health/index.html
Information Technology Office: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/infotech/index.html
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/baco/
Libraries: www.bcpl.info
Permits & Development Management Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/permits/index.html
Planning Office: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/planning/index.html
Police Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/police
Public Schools: www.bcps.org
Public Works Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/publicworks/index.html
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/recreation/index.html
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/baltimore.html
Social Services Dept.: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/socserv/index.html
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State's Attorney: www.baltimorecountymd.gov/agencies/statesattorney/index.html

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