Real Estate Services Division

Carl Katenkamp, Acting Chief

Real Estate Services Division

3430 Court House Drive

Ellicott City, MD 21043

(410) 313-2330

Coronavirus Update: County Buildings Closed to Public


As of Wednesday, March 18, non-emergency County offices and facilities are closed to the public until further notice. Operations continue through teleworking by eligible employees.  

Real Estate General Services (Developer Agreements, Capital Projects, Leasing Inquiries, ADO Agreements, Fire Protection Agreements, and Water & Sewer House Connections) can be conducted via phone and e-mail: and 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