ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND
Origin: Anne Arundel County was created in 1650 (Chapter 7, Acts of 1650, April Session). The County was named for Lady Anne Arundell (1615-1649), daughter of Thomas Arundell of Wardour, and wife of Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore and founder of the Maryland colony.
Boundaries: Bounded north by Baltimore City; east by Chesapeake Bay; south by Calvert County; west by Patuxent River, Prince George's & Howard counties.
County Code & Charter
County Seat: Annapolis, MD 21401
Form of Government: Charter since 1964.
Population: 1990 census: 427,239; 2000 census: 489,656; 2010 census: 537,656; 2020 census: 588,261
Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St., Annapolis, Maryland, October 2017. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Central Light Rail Line (Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City & County)
Rhode River, Edgewater, Maryland, April 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Administrative Hearings Office: www.aacounty.org/departments/admin-hearings/index.html
Aging & Disabilites Dept.: www.aacounty.org/departments/aging-and-disabilities/
Animal Control Division: www.aacounty.org/departments/animal-control/
Budget Office: www.aacounty.org/departments/budget-office/index.html
Pascal Senior Activity Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie (Anne Arundel County), Maryland, October 2018. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Central Services: www.aacounty.org/departments/central-services/index.html
Circuit Court: http://circuitcourt.org/
Community College: www.aacc.edu/
County Auditor: www.aacounty.org/departments/auditor/index.html
County Council: www.aacounty.org/departments/county-council/
County Government: www.aacounty.org/
County Government Directory: www.aacounty.org/departments/index.html
Detention Facilities Dept: www.aacounty.org/departments/detention-facilities/
District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#ARUNDEL
Economic Development Corp.: www.aaedc.org/
Elections Board: www.aacounty.org/boards-and-commissions/board-of-elections/
Emergency Management Office: www.aacounty.org/departments/office-of-emergency-management/index.html
Finance Office: www.aacounty.org/departments/finance/index.html
Fire Dept.: www.aacounty.org/departments/fire-department/
Health Dept.: www.aahealth.org/
Information Technology Office: www.aacounty.org/departments/oit/index.html
Inspections & Permits Dept.: www.aacounty.org/departments/inspections-and-permits/
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/anne/
Law Office: www.aacounty.org/departments/law/index.html
Personnel Office: www.aacounty.org/departments/personnel/index.html
Planning & Zoning Office: www.aacounty.org/departments/planning-and-zoning/
Police Dept.: www.aacounty.org/departments/police-department/
Public Information Office: www.aacounty.org/departments/sao/media/
Public Schools: www.aacps.org/
Public Works Dept.: www.aacounty.org/departments/public-works/
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.aacounty.org/departments/recreation-parks/
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/annearundel.html
Sheriff's Office: www.aacounty.org/departments/sheriff/
Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/anne-arundel-county/
State's Attorney: www.aacounty.org/departments/sao/
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