HOWARD COUNTY, MARYLAND

[County Seal, Howard County, Maryland] Origin: Howard District was created from Anne Arundel County by Chapter 22, Acts of 1838 (confirmed by Chapter 49, Acts of 1839, & further authorized by Chapter 98, Acts of 1839). Although unrepresented in the General Assembly, the District enjoyed the status of a county. It officially was formed as a county in 1851 (Const. 1851, Art. VIII, sec. I). The County was named for John Eager Howard (1752-1827), Revolutionary War officer, Maryland governor, and statesman.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Baltimore & Carroll counties; east by Patapsco River & Anne Arundel County; south by Prince George's County; west by Montgomery County.


[photo, George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland] County Code & Charter
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Ellicott City, MD 21043
Form of Government: Charter since 1968
Population: 1990 census: 187,328; 2000 census: 247,842; 2010 census: 287,085

George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland, October 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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websites:
Aging, Office on: www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?id=4294967715
Budget Office: www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?id=499
Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/howard/general.html
Citizen Services Dept.: www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?id=4294967714
Community College: www.howardcc.edu
County Council: http://cc.howardcountymd.gov/
County Executive: www.howardcountymd.gov/executive.gov
County Government: www.howardcountymd.gov/
County Government Directory: www.howardcountymd.gov/displayprimary.aspx?id=6442454081
District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#HOWARD
Economic Development Authority: www.hceda.org
Elections Board: www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?id=4294968268
Finance Dept.: www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?id=6442451503
Health Dept.: www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Health
Housing & Community Development Dept.: www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?id=2232
Human Resources: www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?id=4294969480
Inspections, Licenses, & Permits Dept.: www.howardcountymd.gov/dilp/dilp_homepage.htm
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/howard/
Library: www.howa.lib.md.us
Planning & Zoning Dept.: www.howardcountymd.gov/dpz/dpz_homepage.htm
Police Dept.: www.howardcountymd.gov/police/police_homepage.htm
Public Defender: www.opd.state.md.us/districts/dist10.aspx
Public Information Office: www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?id=1776
Public Schools: www.hcpss.org
Public Works: www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?id=321
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.howardcountymd.gov/rap/rap_homepage.htm
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/howard.html
Sheriff: www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?id=4294967995
Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/blog/local-offices/howard-county/
State's Attorney: www.howardcountymd.gov/departments.aspx?id=4294968006
Tourism Office: www.visithowardcounty.com

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