Origin: As a municipality within Baltimore County, Baltimore City was incorporated in 1796 by legislation that took effect in 1797 (Chapter 68, Acts of 1796; Chapter 54, Acts of 1797). The City name was derived from the Proprietary's Irish Barony. As a governmental unit, the City separated from Baltimore County in 1851, and has been considered on a par with county jurisdictions since the adoption of the Maryland Constitution of 1851 (Constitution of 1851, Article I, secs. 1-3; Article II, sec. 5; Article III, secs. 2-4, 40, 42; Article IV, secs. 4, 8, 10-21, 27, 28; Article V, sec. 1; Article VII, secs. 2, 10; Article X, sec. 9; Code General Provisions Article, sec. 1-107).
Boundaries: Bounded north, east, & west by Baltimore County; south by Patapsco River & Anne Arundel County.
Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
U.S. Government Agencies
U.S.S. Torsk (Historic Ships in Baltimore), Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2015. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.
Cherry trees in blossom, Springlake Way, Homeland, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2000. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.
City Hall dome, 100 North Holliday St., Baltimore, Maryland, May 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Disabilities Office: http://mcd.baltimorecity.gov/
District Court: www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/courtmap.html#CITY
Education Dept.: www.baltimorecityschools.org/
Elections Board: http://boe.baltimorecity.gov/welcome-elections-board
Emergency Management Office: http://emergency.baltimorecity.gov/
Ethics Board: http://ethics.baltimorecity.gov/
Finance Dept.: http://finance.baltimorecity.gov/
Fire Dept.: http://fire.baltimorecity.gov/
General Services Dept.: http://generalservices.baltimorecity.gov/
Health Dept.: http://health.baltimorecity.gov/
Historical & Architectural Preservation Commission: http://chap.baltimorecity.gov/
Housing & Community Development Dept.: www.baltimorehousing.org/
Human Resources Dept.: http://humanresources.baltimorecity.gov/
Human Services Office: http://human-services.baltimorecity.gov/
Information Technology Office: http://moit.baltimorecity.gov/
Inspector General Office: http://inspector-general.baltimorecity.gov/
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/bacity/
Labor Commissioner's Office: http://labor-commissioner.baltimorecity.gov/
Law Dept.: http://law.baltimorecity.gov/
Legislative Reference Dept.: http://legislativereference.baltimorecity.gov/
Live Baltimore: http://livebaltimore.com/
Mayor's Office: http://mayor.baltimorecity.gov/
Orphans' Court: http://orphans-courts.baltimorecity.gov/
Parking Authority: http://parking.baltimorecity.gov/
Planning Dept.: http://planning.baltimorecity.gov/
Police Dept.: www.baltimorepolice.org/
Promotion & the Arts Office: www.promotionandarts.org/
Public Works Dept.: http://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/
Recreation & Parks Dept.: http://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov/
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/baltimorecity.html
Sheriff's Office: http://sheriff.baltimorecity.gov/
Social Services Dept.: http://dhr.maryland.gov/local-offices/baltimore-city/
State's Attorney: www.stattorney.org/
Transportation Dept.: http://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/
Zoning Appeals Board, Municipal &: http://zoning.baltimorecity.gov/
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