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Code Enforcement Complaints

Code Enforcement investigates suspected code and zoning violations in Baltimore County. Examples of commonly reported violations include rodent or insect infestations; high grass; illegal structures; abandoned vehicles; improperly stored trash or garbage; and defective roofs, windows, doors or fences.

You are not required to include your name, address, phone number or email with your complaint.

File a Complaint Online

To report a code violation, begin by selecting one of the six categories below.

  • Constituent Complaints
    Examples: rats, tall grass or weeds, abandoned vehicle, vacant property, unsanitary conditions, trash or debris in yard
  • Building Complaints
    Examples: working without a building permit, failure to obtain inspection, unsafe structure
  • Electrical Complaints
    Examples: working without electrical permit, working without license, dangerous conditions
  • Grading Complaints
    Examples: grading without permit, failure to comply with approved plan, mud on roadway

Other Ways to File a Complaint

You may also send a fax to Code Enforcement at 410-887-2824 or send a letter to:

Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections
111 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Room 213
Towson, Maryland 21204

Check Complaint Status

Check the status of a previous complaint online. You can search by case number, case type, street address or date submitted.

You may also call Code Enforcement to check complaint status at 410-887-3351. If you mailed or faxed your complaint, please allow five working days before checking status.

Revised March 23, 2014