Starting Monday, anyone wishing to telephone the district court and multi-service center in Glen Burnie will need to use a 508 telephone exchange instead of 787.
The new number is the result of the installation of a $14,000 centralized telephone system that will be provided by C & P Telephone.
Among the offices in the George M. Taylor District Court/Multi-Service Center affected will be the Anne Arundel District Court, the Department of Economic and Employment Development, the Department of General Services, the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Juvenile Services, the Division of Parole and Probation, the Officer of the Public Defender, the Division of Rehabilitation Services and the State's Attorney.
Dan Gladding, a telecommunications specialist with the dTC Department of General Services, said the last four digits of each existing telephone number will remain the same. Fax and modem numbers, however, will be changed.
Mr. Gladding said the new phone system will operate more efficiently because each agency will be billed directly for its calls and the system automatically will select the cheapest long-distance calling line. Callers also should get fewer busy signals, he added.
The multi-service center will inaugurate the 508 exchange, but it also may be used in the future by other state offices in Glenn Burnie, he said.
New Phone Numbers
%Civil Division... 508-2359
Commissioner (24 hours)... 508-2370
Criminal Division... 508-2391
Traffic Division... 508-2390
Drinking Driver Monitor... 508-2264
Dept. of Economic and Employment Development
Job Service/Placement... 508-2330
Unemployment Insurance... 508-2340
Department of General Services General Information/Security
& After-hours... 508-2000
Building Administration... 508-2001
Department of Human Resources
Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services General Information/Message Center... 508-2100
Child Support... 508-2188
Foster Care... 508-2045
Income Maintenance... 508-2245
Intensive Family Services... 508-2131
Project Independence... 508-2392
Adult Services... 508-2178
Facility Management... 508-2185
Assistant Director... 508-2181
24 Hour-after hours Emergency Number... 508-2011
For numbers not listed above, please call... 508-2100
Department of Social Services... 508-2270
Division of Parole and Probation... 508-2200
Office of the Public Defender... 508-2250
Mental Health Division... 508-2253
Division of Rehabilitation Services... 508-2300 (formerly Vocational Rehabilation)
State's Attorney's Office... 508-2230