Government Services

May 13, 2007

Where to find Anne Arundel County services:

CLERK OF THE COURT

Clerk of the Circuit Court

Robert P. Duckworth -- 410-222-1397.

Business Licenses -- 410-222-1434. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.; License applications accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Family Division and Civil Department -- 410-222-1431. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Criminal Department -- 410-222-1420. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Juvenile Department -- 410-222-1427. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Land Records Department -- 410-222-1425. Recording Services: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Marriage Licenses -- 410-222-1434. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Civil ceremonies: 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Notary Public Information -- 410-222-1434. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications accepted: 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Passports -- 410-222-1434. Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications accepted: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trusts, adoptions -- 410-222-1331. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

COURTS

Circuit Court -- 7 Church Circle, Annapolis, 21401. 410-222-1397.

Annapolis District Court -- 251 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, 21401. 410-260-1370.

Glen Burnie District Court -- George M. Taylor Multi-Service Center, 7500 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, 21061. 410-260-1800.

HEALTH

Health Department -- Provides health clinics in different locations; children's dental services; free routine vaccinations to children and adults; free, anonymous HIV tests; and school health services, among other duties. 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, 21401. Information: 410-222-7095.

Children's Dental Services -- 410-222-7138.

PERMITS

General Information -- 410-222-7790.

Permit Application Center -- 410-222-7700 Accepts, reviews, and issues all permits for land development and construction activities. Status of an application can be obtained by calling the 24-hour Automated Response System at 410-222-7700.

Inspection Services -- 410-222-7784 Inspects construction projects to verify compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical code requirements. To contact an inspector or obtain project information, call 410-222-7784.

Environmental Programs -- 410-222-7780. Inspects projects to verify compliance with environmental code requirements. Responds to sediment control violations, illegal clearing of woodland and improper grading. Call the 24-hour hot line at 410-222-7777 to report a sediment and erosion control complaint or violations in Critical Areas.

Zoning Enforcement -- 410-222-7446. Inspects complaints of zoning violations, regulates signs, the outside storage of junk, debris, unregistered motor vehicles and other uses of property. Issues Certificates of Use for businesses. It does not enforce community covenants, which are private contracts between homeowners. (Zoning Enforcement does not enforce tree cutting, clearing in the Critical Area or Buffer Management Plans. These are enforced by Environmental Programs at 410-222-7780.)

PLANNING-ZONING

General Information -- 410-222-7450.

Zoning Division -- 410-222-7437. The division is responsible for the regulation and interpretation of county zoning law.

Development -- 410-222-7455. Coordinates and reviews all applications for residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions and reviews grading and building permits for large commercial and industrial projects.

Transportation -- 410-222-7432. Responsible for developing and coordinating transportation policy countywide, highways, transit planning and nonmotorized (pedestrian and bicycle) uses.

PUBLIC DEFENDER

Office of the Public Defender for Anne Arundel County -- 1700 Margaret Ave., Annapolis, 21401. 410-974-2201.

SOCIAL SERVICES

Office of social services -- Provides services and benefits for people who need help obtaining the basic necessities of food and shelter. Children's programs include day care, foster care and protective services. Vulnerable adults are also provided protective services and access to benefit programs.

Annapolis office -- 410-269-4500. 80 West Street, Annapolis, 21401.

Glen Burnie office -- 410-421-8500. 7500 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, 21061.

REGISTER OF WILLS

Register of Wills Lauren M. Parker -- 410-222-1430, 800-679-6665. Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

STATE'S ATTORNEY

State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee -- 410-222-1740

Services -- Programs include Victim-Witness Services, assisting those involved in a case to understand the process better and to ease the trauma of victimization; the Mediation Center, assisting individuals involved in conflicts to settle their cases; Drug Court; Volunteer Programs and a Public Information Office.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE

Sheriff Ronald Bateman -- 410-222-1571.

Civil Process and Child Non-Support Warrants -- 410-222-1189.

Warrants -- 410-222-1490.

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