Real Estate Services Division

Melanie Bishop, Chief

Real Estate Services Division

3430 Court House Drive

Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 313-2330

The Real Estate Services Division (RESD) was established in 1988 by the Director of Public Works. Our mission is to ensure that all mandated programs and functions assigned to the division are completed in a timely fashion and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

We are responsible for the administrative, legal, and technical requirements of the programs, policies and procedures as hereinafter defined. Approximately 95% of this division's workload is mandated by State and/or County laws. RESD is responsible for the following programs:

  • Capital Improvement Program – Acquisition of land
  • Developer Agreement Program – Processing Developer Agreements and related legal documents
  • Private Road Takeover
  • Process and Maintenance of Sidewalks, Driveway Aprons & Sod Agreements
  • Metropolitan District Incorporation Mandatory Water & Sewer Connections
  • Asset Management
  • Howard County Master Road Book Index
  • Streetlights – Acceptance of private streetlights
  • Public Works Board Liaison

Stormwater Construction Milestone - May 4, 2017