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Report a Pothole

Bureau of Highways
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Phone: 410-887-3560

Baltimore County fills an average of 58,000 potholes per year. Severe winters with colder temperatures, snow and ice lead to more severe potholes.

Report Now

Report a pothole online or call the Bureau of Highways at 410-887-3560. Repair requests are forwarded to one of 11 highways shops located throughout the County.

Crews typically make necessary repairs to the pothole as soon as possible.

Follow Up

Enter your tracking number or call 410-887-3560 to receive a status update.    

Where Do Potholes Come From?

A combination of moisture and changing temperatures weakens the asphalt and creates an air pocket beneath the surface. As traffic drives over the weakened area, the surface cracks and creates a pothole.

Photo of a filled pothole.
A filled pothole.

How Are Potholes Repaired?

During colder months, we use a product called cold mix that remains pliable in winter temperatures. When the materials become available in warmer months, we use a product called hot mix asphalt, which allows a more permanent repair.

Revised February 10, 2021         


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