BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND
Origin: As a municipality within Baltimore County, Baltimore City was incorporated in 1796 by legislation that took effect in 1797 (Chapter 68, Acts of 1796; Chapter 54, Acts of 1797). The City name was derived from the Proprietary's Irish Barony. As a governmental unit, the City separated from Baltimore County in 1851, and has been considered on a par with county jurisdictions since the adoption of the Maryland Constitution of 1851 (Constitution of 1851, Article I, secs. 1-3; Article II, sec. 5; Article III, secs. 2-4, 40, 42; Article IV, secs. 4, 8, 10-21, 27, 28; Article V, sec. 1; Article VII, secs. 2, 10; Article X, sec. 9; Code General Provisions Article, sec. 1-107).
Boundaries: Bounded north, east, & west by Baltimore County; south by Patapsco River & Anne Arundel County.
Calendar of Events
City Charter & Codes
Population: 1990 census: 736,014; 2000 census: 651,154; 2010 census: 620,961
Port of Baltimore
Youth Poet Laureate
Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
U.S.S. Torsk (Historic Ships in Baltimore), Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2015. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.
Baltimore Metro (subway) (Baltimore City & County)
Baltimore National Heritage Area (National Park Service)
Central Light Rail Line (Baltimore City & County, & Anne Arundel County)
Charm City Circulator
Geologic Walking Tour of Building Stones of Downtown
Cherry trees in blossom, Springlake Way, Homeland, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2000. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.
Baltimore City: www.baltimorecity.gov/
Baltimore Development Corporation: http://baltimoredevelopment.com/
Circuit Court: www.baltimorecitycourt.org/
CitiStat Office: http://citistat.baltimorecity.gov/
City Council: www.baltimorecitycouncil.com/
City Government: www.baltimorecity.gov/government
City Government Data Catalog: OpenBaltimore
City Government Services Directory: http://residents.baltimorecity.gov/CityServices.aspx
Community College: www.bccc.edu/
Comptroller's Office: http://comptroller.baltimorecity.gov/
Criminal Justice Office: http://mocj.baltimorecity.gov/
City Hall dome, 100 North Holliday St., Baltimore, Maryland, May 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Disabilities Office: http://mcd.baltimorecity.gov/
District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#CITY
Education Dept.: www.baltimorecityschools.org/
Elections Board: http://boe.baltimorecity.gov/welcome-elections-board
Emergency Management Office: http://emergency.baltimorecity.gov/
Ethics Board: http://ethics.baltimorecity.gov/
Finance Dept.: http://finance.baltimorecity.gov/
Fire Dept.: http://fire.baltimorecity.gov/
General Services Dept.: http://generalservices.baltimorecity.gov/
Health Dept.: http://health.baltimorecity.gov/
Historical & Architectural Preservation Commission: http://chap.baltimorecity.gov/
Housing & Community Development Dept.: www.baltimorehousing.org/
Human Resources Dept.: http://humanresources.baltimorecity.gov/
Human Services Office: http://human-services.baltimorecity.gov/
Information Technology Office: http://moit.baltimorecity.gov/
Orleans St. (looking west from Johns Hopkins Hospital), Baltimore, Maryland, March 2019. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Inspector General Office: http://inspector-general.baltimorecity.gov/
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/bacity/
Labor Commissioner's Office: http://labor-commissioner.baltimorecity.gov/
Law Dept.: http://law.baltimorecity.gov/
Legislative Reference Dept.: http://legislativereference.baltimorecity.gov/
Live Baltimore: http://livebaltimore.com/
Mayor's Office: http://mayor.baltimorecity.gov/
Orphans' Court: http://orphans-courts.baltimorecity.gov/
Parking Authority: http://parking.baltimorecity.gov/
Planning Dept.: http://planning.baltimorecity.gov/
Police Dept.: www.baltimorepolice.org/
Promotion & the Arts Office: www.promotionandarts.org/
Public Works Dept.: http://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/
Recreation & Parks Dept.: http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/baltimorecity.html
Sheriff's Office: http://sheriff.baltimorecity.gov/
Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/baltimore-city/
State's Attorney: www.stattorney.org/
Transportation Dept.: http://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/
Zoning Appeals Board, Municipal &: http://zoning.baltimorecity.gov/
Madonnari Arts Festival, Little Italy, South High St., Baltimore, Maryland, September 2019. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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