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Do you know your zoning?2019-02-15T12:33:18-04:00

Do you know what your zoning is? And the surrounding zoning? Learn about this plus environmental and historic attributes, school districts and more!

Visit Baltimore County’s My Neighborhood map.

Books on Bees2019-02-15T16:46:17-04:00

Here are the 3 latest books about honeybees and native pollinators. They are listed in order of these 3 questions: What are they, why are they essential to us, and how can we help them flourish. These books are in the Baltimore County libraries and their Dewey Decimal numbers are included, below:

Keeping the Bees Why All Bees Are at Risk and What We Can Do to Save them by Laurence Packer 595.79 P
A fascinating glimpse into the world of bee research.

Bee Time Lessons From The Hive by Mark L. Winston 595.79 W
No other book celebrates the long relationship between humans and honeybees as powerfully . . .an insightful analysis of some of the serious environmental problems facing us today.

The Xerces Society Guide Attracting Native Pollinators Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies 631.52 A
A step by step guide for changing our stewardship of the earth . . . by creating floral and nesting habitat, bees, butterflies, and countless other wildlife species will prosper.

Visit The Baltimore County Public Library.

Coyotes in Maryland2019-02-15T12:55:57-04:00

Learn about coyotes that are living among us! View slides on “Coyotes in Maryland,” from a presentation delivered at our November 2014 meeting by Ken D’Loughy of the Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR).

Download PowerPoint presentation

See, also, the detailed data sheet on coyotes in Maryland, from the DNR’s website: Data Sheet

How Do I File a Complaint with Code Enforcement?2019-02-15T12:24:49-04:00

Shared by Delegate (now County Councilman) Wade Kach

Code Enforcement investigates suspected code and zoning violations in Baltimore County. Issues range from trash and debris to tall grass and weeds to grading complaints and beyond. Here’s a review of the process for filing a complaint with code enforcement:

1. Visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/codecomplaint.

2. Under the File a Complaint Online heading, select the type of complaint you’d like to submit. You will then be taken directly to the Code Enforcement Complaint form.

3. Read and agree to the terms of service.

4. Fill in the fields to file your complaint.
• Provide an exact address of the complaint if possible. If you don’t know the exact address, provide the street name and an approximate number.
• You must provide a description of the complaint. More detail is better.
• You may provide your contact information or file anonymously. If you provide an email address, you will be notified at each step as your complaint moves through the tracking system. Your contact information and email address will be available only to County personnel and is not visible to others using the website.

5. When you submit your complaint, it is automatically entered into the tracking system. In most cases, it will be investigated within a few days.

How to Follow Up on Your Complaint

1. Visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/codecomplaint.

2. At the bottom of the page, look for the Check Complaint Status heading and select “Check the status.”

3. If you have your complaint case number, you may enter it. You may also search for a complaint by date range, address or partial street name.

The Code Enforcement Bureau processes about 18,000 complaints per year, with increased volume during the warmer months, including an estimated 150-200 complaints per day in the summer for tall grass and weeds. The most common complaints include tall grass and weeds; junk, trash and debris, untagged/inoperable vehicles; trash not stored properly and graffiti.