Information regarding current violations, citations, prosecutions and building permits is available at baltimorehousing.com. Look in the Programs and Services drop down menu under the Code Enforcement Legal Section, Permits, etc.
Vacants to Value
Baltimorehousing.org/vacants-to-value.aspx includes listings of houses for sale and other information.
Ownership and Assessment
Ownership and assessment information can be found at sdat.state.md.us.
For housing code information visit cityservices.baltimorecity.gov/charterandcodes. Look for building, fire and related codes in the Baltimore City Code dropdown menu.
Tax Credits for Homeowners
Tax Credits for Renters
HARBEL Community Organization
HARBEL is a caring multipurpose organization that works to build and support our communities through service, advocacy, and empowerment. This local organization offers homeownership/housing counseling services and workshops. Its Community Relations program has the most far-reaching positive impact on all of its member associations in the Northeast.
Live Baltimore's mission is to recruit and retain Baltimore City residents. Live Baltimore's website contains a number of helpful neighborhood resources and maps.
- Dial 311 and make sure to tell the operator that this is a housing code inquiry.
- You can also submit complaints and check their status at: baltimore.customerservicerequest.org/web_intake_balt/Home.mvc/Index.
Restorative Response Baltimore
Restorative Response Baltimore is a conflict resolution and community building organization to collectively and effectively prevent and resolve conflicts and incidents in communities. Their services may be free of charge to schools and community associations.
Baltimore Mediation provides mediation with a personal or professional conflict to help keep the lines of communication open.
Historical and Architectural Preservation
Learn more about historic districts in Baltimore City.
Baltimore Neighborhoods Indicators Alliance
bnia.org provides interactive statistical maps for Baltimore City neighborhoods.
Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. (BNI)
bni-maryland.org promotes fair housing through education and legal actions. They provide eviction assistance and a sponsor-a-tenant landlord hotline.
MD Volunteer Lawyer Service
MVLS provides legal representation for free/sliding scale to help residents make sure their deed is correct/updated or to create a life estate deed. There are several important programs that can help homeowner's avoid tax sale and probate or financial assistance to stay in the home; one cannot access these programs without proof of ownership.
A citywide public awareness program to educate Baltimore City residents – especially low-income residents – about the importance of estate planning and the critical need to confirm their name is on the deed to their property. A campaign led by MD Volunteer Lawyer Service.
Civic Works’ Elder Services offers practical services and information essential to healthy and successful living. They implement Cities for All Ages a comprehensive fall-prevention program which makes homes safer for older adults living in Baltimore City. Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) is a collaborative project that places social workers and case managers based at five sites in Baltimore. They facilitate aging-in-place services for older adults by connecting them to home repair resources that improve the quality of their lives through accessibility improvements, rehabilitation, weatherization, and environmental hazard remediation.
Useful Phone Numbers
Housing Code Enforcement Offices
Northeast District Office | 5225 York Road
Adult Protective Services
BARCS (Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter)
Child Protective Services
Home Ownership Programs
Lead Poison Prevention
(bulk trash, sidewalks, street lighting, etc)
Rat Rub Out
Weatherization Assistance Program