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 five 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
- Plumbing and Gasfitting Complaints
Examples: working without plumbing permit, failure to maintain plumbing system, discharge of untreated sewage
- Rental Registration Complaints
Example: unregistered rental property
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