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Baltimore County Open for Business is an online resource center for the business community.

Resources for the Business Community

What Resources Does Baltimore County Offer to the Business Community?

What Other Public Buying Entities are Located in the County that are Available to the Business Community?

What Other Governmental Offices should I be Familiar with?

What Do I Need to Do?

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What Resources Does Baltimore County Offer to the Business Community?

Office of Budget and Finance

Minority and Women's Business Enterprise Program
Phone: 410-887-3407 or 410-887-3119

The Minority Business Enterprise provides information to minority, women and disabled owned businesses regarding procurement opportunities, preparing of business and marketing plans and financial information. Baltimore County Government is committed to providing greater opportunities for participation by minority, women and disabled owned businesses.

Purchasing Services
Phone: 410-887-3880

Purchasing Services is a centralized procurement office responsible for buying commodities, supplies, services, human services, office equipment, janitorial, building maintenance, vehicles, communications, computer hardware and software, peripherals and related services, furniture, recreational products, landscaping and more.

Taxpayer Services
Phone: 410-887-2404

Use taxpayer services to pay your real or personal property taxes or search for property tax information. You will need a parcel identification or account number. You also will need to review and agree to Baltimore County's User Terms and Conditions.

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Commission for Women

Phone: 410-887-3448

It is the mission of the Commission for Women, through education and outreach, to identify and advocate for programs, legislation and services to meet the needs of the women of Baltimore County.

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Department of Planning

Phone: 410-887-3317

The Department of Planning is a highly responsive, interactive agency that has a fundamental mission to strengthen, enhance and stabilize the county’s older, established communities. These older communities in the County, where a significant majority of the County's residents live, were officially designated as Priority Funding areas. The majority of the agency's work can be described as community development or community revitalization.

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Department of Economic and Workforce Development

Development and Permitting Assistance
Phone: 410-887-8000

Businesses turn to the to advocate with regulatory agencies, facilitate the development approval process and link to problem solving resources.

Small Business Resource Center
Phone: 410-825-6200

The Small Business Resource Center is a partnership between Baltimore County Economic Development and the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce. The center office offers businesses assistance with technical, financial and marketing issues at no cost.

Workforce Development
Phone: 410-887-2008

With the guidance of the Baltimore County Workforce Development Council, the Baltimore County Office of Workforce Development plays a unique role in the workforce development arena. In concert with the Department of Economic Development, the Baltimore County Workforce Development System acts as a broker for initiatives designed to develop a skilled workforce.

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Permits, Approvals and Inspections

Development Management Division
Phone: 410-887-3353

The Development Management Division reviews new development plans to make sure they comply with land use regulations and fit in with existing communities and infrastructure.

Development Plans Review
Phone: 410-887-3751

Development Plans Review reviews the necessary public improvements each project requires.

Real Estate Compliance
Phone: 410-887-3251

Real Estate Compliance deals with rights-of-way and easement.

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Public Works

Construction Contracts Administration
Phone: 410-887-3531

Our mission is to provide responsible, efficient and effective engineering and construction administration services for County infrastructure, acting as owner and guardian during construction. We provide these services for all new and rehabilitation contracts including sanitary sewers, water mains, roads, bridges and storm drains, public buildings and pumping stations throughout the County. We also provide our services for other departments in the County government, including Recreation and Parks, Environment Protection Services, Police, Fire and Revenue Authority.

Professional Services Selection Committee
Phone: 410-887-3793

The selection of consultants for Professional Services (professional practices of architecture, landscape architecture, engineering or land surveying) contracts for County agencies (not Board of Education) is done by the Professional Services Selection Committee (PSSC). The Bureau of Engineering and Construction performs the administrative and record keeping part of the Selection Process for the PSSC.

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Phone: 410-887-3868

Zoning is a system of land use regulation that controls the physical development of land. It is a legal mechanism by which local government is able to regulate an owner’s right to use privately owned land for the sake of protecting the public health, safety and general welfare.

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What Other Public Buying Entities are Located in the County that are Available to the Business Community?

What other governmental offices should I be familiar with?

Minority and Women's Business Certification

State of Maryland

Federal Government

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Revised June 1, 2015

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