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Howard County Government Phone Directory


Please call with any questions or issues you may have about Howard County's programs and services.

This list provides numbers of county government offices and local branches of state offices. Other frequently requested numbers are also included for your convenience.

The Howard County Government TTY is 313-2323 unless listed (text telephone for people with hearing and speech impairments). All Howard County Offices may be called by individuals who use TTYs through the Maryland Relay Service, 711.

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Accounts Payable, Finance -- 410-313-2055

Addictions Services Center -- 410-313-6202

After hours, Grassroots -- 410-531-6677

Adult Community Evaluation Services (ACES) -- 410-313-6450

Aging, Office on -- 410-313-5980 

    TTY -- 410-313-6401

Agricultural Preservation -- 410-313-5407

Animal Control -- 410-313-2780

After hours -- 410-313-2200

Emergencies threatening human safety -- 911

Appeals, Board of -- 410-313-2377

Arts Council -- 410-313-ARTS (2787)

Assessments and Taxation, State -- 410-480-7940
 

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B
B&O Railroad Station Museum -- 410-461-1944

BGE (Baltimore Gas & Electric) -- 410-685-0123

Birth Certificate Copies -- 410-313-6300

Budget Office -- 410-313-2077

Business & Technology Training Center, HCC -- 410-772-4808

Business Resource Center, EDA -- 410-313-6550

Business Taxes, Finance -- 410-313-2063
 

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C

Cable Administrator -- 410-313-3318

Capital Projects, DPW -- 410-313-3440

Cashier, Finance -- 410-313-4084

Center for the Arts -- 410-313-2787

Central Services -- 410-313-2044

Child Advocacy Center -- 410-313-2630

Child Care Admin., State -- 410-750-8770

Child Protective Services -- 410-872-8700

Children's Resource Center -- 410-313-1940

Child Support Enforcement Bureau -- 410-872-4202

Circuit Court -- 410-313-2111 

    Clerk of the Court -- 410-313-5850 

    Judge Louis A. Becker, III -- 410-313-2083 

    Judge Richard Bernhardt -- 410-313-2145 

    Judge Leonore R. Gelfman -- 410-313-2143 

    Judge Diane O. Leasure -- 410-313-2066 

    Judge Dennis M. Sweeney -- 410-313-2149

Citizen Services, Dept. of -- 410-313-6400

    TTY -- 410-313-6401

Columbia Association -- 410-715-3000

Columbia Gardeners -- 410-997-2925

Commission for Women -- 410-313-6400

Commission on Aging -- 410-313-6410

Communications Bureau -- 410-313-2300

Community Action Council -- 410-313-6440

Community Service, Sheriff -- 410-313-2660

Commuter Solutions -- 410-313-3130

Construction Inspection -- DPW 410-313-1880

Consumer Affairs Office -- 410-313-6420 
    TTY -- 410-313-6401

Cooperative Extension -- 410-313-2707

Corrections, Dept. of -- 410-313-5200

County Administration, Dept. of -- 410-313-2020

County Auditor -- 410-313-2005

County Council -- 410-313-2001

County Executive -- 410-313-2013

Crime Prevention, Police -- 410-313-4780
 

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D

Day Care Licensing, State -- 410-750-8770

Death Certificate Copies, State -- 410-764-3160

Department of Natural Resources, State -- 410-974-3987

Detention Center -- 410-313-5200

Development Engineering, DPZ -- 410-313-2420

Disabilities Services -- 410-313-6402 
    TTY -- 410-313-6401

District Court #10 -- 410-480-7700

Administrative Clerk -- 410-480-7710

Cashier -- 410-480-7709

Civil -- 410-480-7704

Commissioners -- 410-480-7720

County Clerk -- 410-480-7703

Criminal -- 410-480-7705

DORS (Rehabilitation Services, State) -- 410-290-2640

Drunk Driving Monitoring Program -- 410-480-7800

Howard County Judges -- 410-480-7706

Traffic -- 410-480-7705

Drug Tip Line (anonymous) -- 410-290-DRUG (3784) 
 

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E

Economic Development Authority (EDA) -- 410-313-6500

Education, Dept. of -- 410-313-6600

Elections, Board of -- 410-313-5820

Emergency Management, Fire & Rescue -- 410-313-6004

Employment & Training Center -- 410-290-2620

Employment Services, State -- 410-312-5760

Engineering Bureau -- 410-313-2414

Environmental Health Bureau -- 410-313-2640

After hours emergencies -- 410-313-2929

Environmental Services Bureau -- 410-313-6444
 

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F

4-H, Coop. Ext. -- 410-313-2707

Facilities Bureau -- 410-313-2700 

    After hours -- 410-313-2929 

    Emergencies -- 410-313-2702

Finance, Dept. of -- 410-313-2195

Fire & Rescue, Dept. of -- 410-313-6000 

    After hours -- 410-313-2929 

    Emergencies -- 911

Fire Marshal, State -- 1-888-214-7892

Firehouse Museum -- 410-465-0232

Food Bank, Comm. Action -- 410-313-6440 or 410-313-6185

Food Stamps, Soc. Serv. -- 410-872-8700

Foster Care Program, Soc. Serv. -- 410-872-8700 x281

Fuel Fund, Comm. Action -- 410-313-6440
 

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G

Gtv (Government cable channel) -- 443-518-4815 
 

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H

Head Start, Comm. Action -- 410-313-6440

Health Centers 

    Columbia -- 410-313-7500 

    Ellicott City -- 410-313-2333 

    Southeastern -- 410-880-5888

Health Dept. -- 410-313-6300

Highways Bureau -- 410-313-7450 

    Recorded Information -- 410-313-2900

Historic Preservation, DPZ -- 410-313-2350

Historical Society, Ho. Co. 

    Library -- 410-461-1050 

    Museum -- 410-750-0370

Home & Garden Info. Center -- 1-800-342-2507

Homeless Shelter, Grassroots -- 410-531-6677

Housing & Community Development -- 410-313-6318

Housing Commission -- 410-313-6320

Howard Community College (HCC) -- 410-518-1000 

     GTV Programming - 443-518-4815

 

     Information Welcome Center - 443-518-4856

 

     President's Office - 443-518-1820

 

     Public Relations - 443-518-4810

 

     Theatre Box Office - 443-518-4900

Howard Transit, DPZ -- 410-313-1919 or 1-800-279-9553

Human Resources Office 

    County Government -- 410-313-2033 

    Police -- 410-313-2255 

    Public Schools -- 410-313-6696

Human Rights Office -- 410-313-6430 

    TTY -- 410-313-6401
 

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I
Income Tax, State -- 410-260-7980 (Annapolis) or 1-800-MD-TAXES 

    Information & Referral -- 410-313-3000 

    24-hour TTY -- 410-313-2323 

    Library -- 410-313-7850

Inspections 

    Administrative, DILP (General Information)-- 410-313-1823 

    Building, DILP -- 410-313-1810 

    Electrical, DILP -- 410-313-1820 

    Fire Protection -- 410-313-1810 

    24-hour Inspections Requests Line -- 410-313-3800 

    HVAC/Mechanical, DILP -- 410-313-1940 

    Plumbing, DILP -- 410-313-1840 

    Rental Housing, DILP -- 410-313-1830 

    Sediment Control, DILP -- 410-313-1855 

    Signs, DILP -- 410-313-1830

Inspections, Licenses and Permits, Dept. of (DILP) -- 410-313-2455 

 

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J

Jail Ministry -- 410-997-3626

Job Line Recording -- 410-313-4460

Job Service, State -- 410-312-5762

Jury Commissioner -- 410-313-3804

Jury Duty -- 410-313-4462

Juvenile Court -- 410-313-2111

Juvenile Justice, State -- 410-480-7878
 

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K
Kiwanis-Wallas Park Rec. Center -- 410-313-2636 
 

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L
Land Development, DPZ -- 410-313-2350

Land Records, Clerk of Court -- 410-313-5850

Landfill, Alpha Ridge -- 410-313-6444

Lawyer's Referral -- 410-313-2030

Legal Aid -- 410-480-1057

Legislative Coordination -- 410-313-2164

Library, Howard County Public 

    Administration -- 410-313-7750 

    Central -- 410-313-7800 

    Hours plus -- 410-313-7890 

    TTY -- 410-313-7883 

    East Columbia -- 410-313-7700 

    Elkridge -- 410-313-5077 

    TTY -- 410-313-5090 

    Glenwood -- 410-313-5577 

    Miller -- 410-313-1950 

    TTY -- 410-313-1957 

    Savage -- 410-880-5975 

    TTY -- 410-880-5979 

Licenses 

    Contractors, Clerk of Court -- 410-313-5850 

    Dogs & Cats, Animal Control -- 410-313-2455 

    Electrical -- 410-313-2455 

    Liquor, DILP -- 410-313-2008 

    Marriage, Clerk of Court -- 410-313-5850 

    Peddlers, Consum. Aff. -- 410-313-6420 

    Rental Housing, DILP -- 410-313-2455 

    Solicitors, Consum. Aff. -- 410-313-6420 

    Taxi Cabs, DILP -- 410-313-2455

Life Safety Bureau -- 410-313-6040

Listening Place, The -- 410-313-2630 
 

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M

Management Services Bureau -- 410-313-2050

Marlow House, Rec. & Parks -- 410-313-4682

Maryland Relay Service -- 711

Master for Juvenile Cases -- 410-313-4857

Master Gardeners, Coop. Ext. -- 410-313-1913

Master in Chancery -- 410-313-4857

Mental Health, Sheppard Pratt at Ho. Co. -- 410-381-5481

Mental Health Authority -- 410-313-7350

Monitor, Drunk Driving (District Court) -- 410-480-7800

Motor Vehicle Registration, State -- 410-768-7000 or 1-800-950-1682 

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Neighborhood Crime Watch, Police -- 410-313-4780

Neo-Tech Incubator, EDA -- 410-313-6500

 


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O

Office on Aging -- 410-313-5980 

    TTY -- 410-313-6401

Orphans Court -- 410-313-2133



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P

Park & Ride Lots, DPZ -- 410-313-3130

Parking Violations, Finance -- 1-877-319-1990


Parole & Probation, State -- 410-480-7920 

    TTY -- 410-764-4034

Passport Information 

    US Post Office -- 1-800-275-8777 

    Passport Application Information

Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, Friends of PFI -- 410-465-8500

Pavilion Rental, Rec. & Parks -- 410-313-4682


Paws4Comfort -- 410-313-7461 
 
Permits 

    Building, DILP -- 410-313-2455 

    Electrical, DILP -- 410-313-2455 

    Fire Protection -- 410-313-2455 

    HVAC/Mechanical -- 410-313-2455 

    Plumbing, DILP -- 410-313-2455 

    Rental Housing Permits -- 410-313-2455 

    Special Events, Police -- 410-313-4750

Personal Health Bureau 

    Columbia Clinic -- 410-313-7500 

    Ellicott City Clinic -- 410-313-2333 

    Savage Clinic -- 410-880-5888

Planning & Zoning, Dept. of (DPZ) -- 410-313-2350

Planning Board -- 410-313-2350

Poison Center -- 1-800-222-1222

Police Department 

    Duty Officer, North -- 410-313-3200 

    Duty Officer, South -- 410-313-3700 

    Emergencies -- 911 

    Headquarters -- 410-313-3200 

    Media Relations -- 410-313-2236 

    Recruitment -- 410-313-4273 

    Routine response -- 410-313-2200

Product and Toy Recalls -- 1-800-638-CPSC

Public Defender, State -- 410-480-7777

Public Information Office 

    Ho. Co. Government -- 410-313-2022 

    Public Schools -- 410-313-6682 

    Public School System -- 410-313-6600 

        TTY -- 410-992-4942


Public Service Desk, DPZ -- 410-313-2350

Public Works, Dept. of (DPW) -- 410-313-4400 

    After hours -- 410-313-2929

Purchasing Office -- 410-313-6370



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R

Real Estate Services, DPW -- 410-313-2330

Real Property Taxes, Finance -- 410-313-2062

Recreation & Parks, Dept. of -- 410-313-4700 

    TTY -- 410-313-4665 

Recreation program registration -- 410-313-PARK

Recycling, Env. Serv. -- 410-313-6444

Register of Wills -- 410-313-2133

Rehabilitation Services, State -- 410-290-2640

Risk Management -- 410-313-6390

Roger Carter Rec. Center -- 410-313-2765



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S

Sales Tax, State -- 1-800-492-1751

Sediment Control -- 410-313-1855

Senior Centers 

    East Columbia -- 410-313-7680 

    Elkridge -- 410-313-4930 

    Ellicott City -- 410-313-1400 

    Florence Bain -- 410-313-7213 

    TTY -- 410-313-7214 

    Glenwood -- 410-313-5440 

    Guilford -- 410-880-5862 

    Longwood -- 410-313-7217 

    Savage -- 410-880-5915

Senior Centers Plus 

    East Columbia -- 410-313-5441 

    Glenwood -- 410-313-5442 

    Hebron House -- 410-313-2716 

    Owen Brown -- 410-313-7218

Senior Information & Assistance (MAP) -- 410-313-5980 

    TTY, Md. Relay -- 711

Sheriff -- 410-313-2150

Sign Code information -- 410-313-1830

Small Claims Court -- 410-480-7700

Social Security Office, Federal -- 1-800-772-1213

Social Services, Dept. of -- 410-872-8700 

    After hours -- Police 410-313-2200 

    TTY -- 410-872-4241 

    Child Support Enforcement Bureau -- 410-872-8700 or 1-800-332-6347

State Police (Maryland) 

    Handgun permits and registration -- 410-799-0191 

    Waterloo Barracks -- 410-799-2101

State's Attorney 

    Circuit Court -- 410-313-2108 

    District Court -- 410-313-3100 

    Juvenile Div. -- 410-313-2142 

    Victim-Witness Unit -- 410-313-3153

Substance Abuse Services, Office of -- 410-313-DRUG (3784)

Surveys, DPW -- 410-313-2417



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T

Tax Assessments, State -- 410-480-7940

Taxpayer Services, Finance -- 410-313-2062

Technology & Communication Services, Dept. of -- 410-313-2095

Tourism Council -- 410-313-1900

Timbers at Troy -- 410-313-GOLF

Traffic Engineering, DPW -- 410-313-2430

Trash Collection, Env. Serv. -- 410-313-6444

Transportation Planning, DPZ -- 410-313-2350

 



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U

Unemployment -- State

Automated Unemployment Claims -- 410-949-0022 or 410-368-5300 

    Baltimore -- 410-767-0954 

    Glen Burnie -- 410-424-1300

Utilities Bureau -- 410-313-4900

Utility design, DPW -- 410-313-2040

Utility Rates, Pub. Serv. Comm. -- 1-800-492-0474



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V

Vocational Rehabilitation, State (DORS) -- 410-290-2640

Voter Registration, Elections -- 410-313-5820



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W

WSSC (reservoirs) -- 301-774-9124

Walk-Through Permits, DILP -- 410-313-2455

Water & Sewer Assessments, Finance -- 410-313-2061

Water & Sewer Billing, Finance -- 410-313-2058

Water & Sewer Emergency, Utilities -- 410-313-4900 

    Emergencies after 4 p.m. -- 410-313-2911

Water & Sewer Maintenance, Utilities -- 410-313-4900

Water Reclamation Plant -- 410-880-5810

Watershed Engineering, DPW -- 410-313-2014

Waverly Mansion -- 410-313-5400

Wildlife problems, State -- 1-877-463-6497



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Z

Zoning Board -- 410-313-2350

Zoning Enforcement, DPZ -- 410-313-2350

 


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