[County Seal, Harford County, Maryland] Origin: Harford County was erected from Baltimore County in 1773 (Chapter 6, Acts of 1773). The County was named for Henry Harford (c.1759-1834), last Proprietary of Maryland. He was a son of Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord Baltimore, but because of his illegitimate birth did not inherit his father's title.

Boundaries: Bounded north by Pennsylvania; east by Susquehanna River; south & southeast by Chesapeake Bay; west & southwest by Baltimore County.
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[photo, Harford County Courthouse, 20 West Courtland St., Bel Air, Maryland] County Seal
County Seat: Bel Air, MD 21014
Form of Government: Charter since 1972
Population: 1990 census: 182,132; 2000 census: 218,590; 2010 census: 244,826; 2020 census: 260,924

Harford County Courthouse, 20 West Courtland St., Bel Air, Maryland, March 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board: www.harfordcountymd.gov/938/Agriculture-Land-Preservation-Advisory-B
Administration Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/149/Director-of-Administration
Aging Office: www.harfordcountymd.gov/651/Office-on-Aging
Appeals, Board of [Zoning]: www.harfordcountymd.gov/1567/Zoning-Board-of-Appeals
Circuit Court: www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/harford/
Community College: www.harford.edu/
Community Services Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/319/Community-Services
County Auditor: www.harfordcountymd.gov/151/County-Auditor
County Council: www.harfordcountymd.gov/155/County-Council
County Executive: www.harfordcountymd.gov/723/County-Executive
County Government: www.harfordcountymd.gov/
County Government Directory: www.harfordcountymd.gov/Directory.aspx
District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#HARFORD
Economic Development Office: www.harfordcountymd.gov/718/Economic-Development
Elections Board: https://harfordvotes.gov/
Emergency Services Department: www.harfordcountymd.gov/165/Emergency-Services
Ethics Board: www.harfordcountymd.gov/960/Board-of-Ethics
Governmental & Community Relations Office: www.harfordcountymd.gov/1339/Governmental-Community-Relations
Health Dept.: http://harfordcountyhealth.com/
Housing & Community Development: www.harfordcountymd.gov/244/Housing-Community-Development
Human Resources: www.harfordcountymd.gov/296/Human-Resources
Information & Communication Technology Office: www.harfordcountymd.gov/355/Information-Communication-Technology
Inspections, Licenses, & Permits Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/289/Inspections-Licenses-Permits-DILP
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/susq/
Law Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/427/Law-Department
Library: http://hcplonline.org/
Liquor Control Board: www.hclcb.org/
Parks & Recreation Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/225/Parks-Recreation
Planning & Zoning Dept: www.harfordcountymd.gov/164/Planning-Zoning
Procurement Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/158/Procurement
Public Schools: www.hcps.org/
Public Works Dept.: www.harfordcountymd.gov/555/Public-Works
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/harford.html
Sheriff's Office: http://harfordsheriff.org/
Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/harford-county/
State's Attorney: www.harfordcountystatesattorney.org
Treasury: www.harfordcountymd.gov/644/Treasury

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