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Real Estate Compliance

Amy Grossi, Supervisor
County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 127
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-887-3251
Fax: 410-887-3270


Real Estate Compliance will only accept deliveries or walk-in project status requests between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m. or between 2 and 3 p.m. Appointments are suggested.

  • Requests for information pertaining to County-owned lands, rights of way, easements and so forth will be handled between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Deed packages will be accepted at the counter by the Records Section personnel. All other mail will be accepted in the legal section.

Primary Functions

  • Purchase real property for Baltimore County
  • Dispose of real property no longer needed by the County (including exchanges)
  • Process road closings (PDF), road openings, petitions and hearings
  • Maintain the County land inventory
  • Review and approve public deeds and plats
  • Records and research

The property that is purchased or sold may be in fee simple or an easement and right-of-way.

  • Title examinations
  • Real estate document preparations
  • Appraisals
  • Real estate negotiations
  • Real estate settlement


Phone: 410-887-3263

  • Research: For information on County maintenance or ownership of roads and County ownership of real property or easement rights over non-County property, please call 410-887-3263
  • Developers: For information on deed status and Real Estate Compliance closeout, please call 410-887-3253
  • Roads: For information on openings and closings, please call 410-887-3269
  • Surplus: For information on procedures to acquire County-owned property or release of County easement, please call 410-887-3269

Negotiations and Appraisals

Phone: 410-887-3259


Performs various types of valuation assignments:

  • Road improvements
  • Easements
  • Parks
  • Public Buildings

Reviews appraisals of independent appraisers to ensure compliance with these standards:

  • Code
  • Regulations
  • Professional

Real Property Negotiations

  • Responsible for the relocation of property owners and tenants displaced by these acquisitions
  • Review development plans prior to Hearing Officer's approval
  • Ensure that necessary public improvements are properly conveyed to Baltimore County as part of the close out process
  • Real estate specialist
  • Developer's deeds

Personnel acting as County's agents in acquisition of real estate for public projects include:

  • Road improvements
  • Easements
  • Parks
  • Public buildings

Contract and Property Settlement

Benjamin B. Fortkamp, Esq., Phone: 410-887-3294

Property Exchanges

Phone: 410-887-3269

  • Exchanges (PDF) of real or leasehold property for purposes of consolidation or another public purpose

Road Closings

Phone: 410-887-3269

  • Hearings held to foreclose the right of the general public to use a road
  • Citizens can file a petition to legally extinguish the public's right to a road

The Road Closings Package (PDF) is available for download or by contacting 410-887-3269.

Surplus Property

Phone: 410-887-3269

Prepares and executes appropriate legal documents:

  • Transfer
  • Sale
  • Purchase of land


The Right-of-Way page contains a link to the manual, sample drawings and the checklist of accompanying items necessary to submit deed packages.

Transmittal Forms (PDF) are available for download or by contacting 410-887-3269.

Revised October 9, 2020         


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