Housing Code Enforcement
To maintain safe and attractive neighborhoods throughout the city, DHCD's Code Enforcement Division enforces the city's housing, zoning, building and related codes. Recently the division was reorganized and restructured to increase efficiency while making it more accessible to Baltimore residents. Working together, we are a powerful team, committed to maintaining the appearance and value of Baltimore's neighborhoods.
This web site was created to help landlords, homeowners, renters and community groups understand the many codes and how residents can work with us to help keep neighborhoods strong by providing aggressive and equitable code enforcement.
To report potential housing and sanitation violations, please call 311 or use our online CitiTrack Service Request System.
Alarm & Property Registration
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Purchasing City-owned property
Check out Vacants to Value
Green Building Standards
Everything you need to know about Baltimore City Green Building Standards
Signs Posted on City Property
Article 19 Subtitle 45 of the Baltimore City Code makes posting signs on City owned or controlled property illegal and punishable by a $500 Environmental Control Citation. City-owned or controlled property includes buildings; lots; parks; trees; signs; poles; traffic devices; medians; etc. Find out more.
Code Enforcement in V2V Areas
Find out what's being done to get privately-owned vacant buildings rehabilitated in Vacants to Value areas, see a map, and track our progress. Find out more.
Construction & Demolition Each year this Office oversees the demolition of more than 300 unsafe structures throughout the City. In addition, this Office condemns vacant and abandoned properties.