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Department ofEnvironmental Protection and Sustainability

The Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability oversees programs to promote environmental stewardship, sustainable growth, water quality and pollution prevention.

Most Popular Services

Development Coordination: Permit and Plan Approvals

Development Coordination coordinates the distribution, tracking and approval of permits and plans within EPS, interacts with other County department regarding development issues, and represents EPS hearings and meetings.

Call Development Coordination Manager Jeff Livingston at 410-887-5859 to learn more.


  • Bring Your Own Bag Law—Baltimore County prohibits the distribution of single-use plastic checkout bags at the point of sale in order to reduce the significant negative impact of plastic bag litter in our communities, waterways and at the County’s recycling processing plant. 

  • Name Our Streams Contest—Baltimore County EPS is working to call attention to the importance of protecting our local streams that lead to the Chesapeake Bay, and you can help! We’ve identified an unnamed neighborhood stream in Hillendale and invite community members to add their “watermark” by submitting suggested names for EPS’ consideration. The winning name will appear on official maps and signs. 

  • "How to Attract Pollinators" Guide—One third of our food supply and more than 75 percent of flowering plants rely on pollinators (like bees, insects, bats, beetles, butterflies and moths) for reproduction. Learn how to establish and maintain healthy pollinator habitats from this guide, developed by EPS staff to reflect conditions and species relevant to our region. Download your free Northeast Region Pollinator Planting Guide.  

Log Your Environmental Efforts

Residents can help the County track environmental data—including where individuals plant trees or install rain barrels—that is used to inform potential mitigation methods and for mandatory reporting. Please take a moment to log your environmental efforts in the Environmental Reporter tool.


Contact Us

Environmental Protection and Sustainability

County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Room 305
Towson, Maryland 21204



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