BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: The legal origin of Baltimore County is not known, but it was in existence by January 12, 1659/60 when a writ was issued to the sheriff of the county. The County name was derived from the name of the Proprietary's Barony in Ireland in the county of Longford.

Population (1990 Census): 692,134
Form of Government: Charter since 1956
County Seat: Towson, MD 21204

Baltimore County Seal


Budget

Executive Branch

Judicial Branch

Legislative Branch

Municipalities

Organizational Chart

U.S. Government Agencies


LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

COUNTY COUNCIL

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
S. G. Samuel Moxley (D), Chair (chosen by Council in January, 1-year term), Councilmanic District 1, 1998
Kevin B. Kamenetz (D), Councilmanic District 2, 1998
T. Bryan McIntire (R), Councilmanic District 3, 1998
Douglas B. Riley (R), Councilmanic District 4, 1998
Vincent J. Gardina (D), Councilmanic District 5, 1998
Joseph Bartenfelder (D), Councilmanic District 6, 1998
Louis L. DePazzo (D), Councilmanic District 7, 1998

Thomas J. Peddicord, Jr., Esq., Secretary & Legislative Counsel

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Mondays, 7:30 p.m.

Old Courthouse, Room 205
400 Washington Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-3196
fax: (410) 887-5791


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

COUNTY EXECUTIVE

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
C. A. (Dutch) Ruppersberger III (D), County Executive, 1998

Old Courthouse, Mezzanine
400 Washington Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-2450
fax: (410) 887-5781
World Wide Web:
http://www.co.ba.md.us

Baltimore County has thirteen principal executive departments: Aging; Education; Environmental Protection and Resource Management; Fire; Health; Information Technology; Libraries; Permits and Development Management; Planning and Community Conservation; Police; Public Works; Recreation and Parks; and Social Services.

Community Services
Education
Elections
Environment
Health
Information Technology
Law Offices
Liquor Licensing
Planning
Public Safety


COMMUNITY SERVICES

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

ENVIRONMENT

HEALTH

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

LAW OFFICES

LIQUOR LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (16 Judges):
Edward A. DeWaters, Jr., Circuit Administrative Judge, County Administrative Judge, & Chief Judge, 2007

Thomas J. Bollinger, Sr., Associate Judge, 2007
Alfred L. Brennan, Sr., Associate Judge, 2005
J. Norris Byrnes, Associate Judge, 2007
Robert E. Cadigan, Associate Judge, 2011
Robert E. Cahill, Sr., Associate Judge, 2007
Lawrence R. Daniels, Associate Judge, 2009
John F. Fader II, Associate Judge, 1998
John O. Hennegan, Associate Judge, 2009
J. William Hinkel, Associate Judge, 1998
Barbara Kerr Howe, Associate Judge, 2005
Christian M. Kahl, Associate Judge, 2007
Dana M. Levitz, Associate Judge, 2003
James T. Smith, Jr., Associate Judge, 2001
John G. Turnbull II, Associate Judge, 2003
one vacancy

County Courts Building
401 Bosley Ave.
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 887-2642

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year terms (13 Judges):
John H. Garmer, District Administrative Judge, 2000

A. Gordon Boone, Jr., Associate Judge, 2002
Robert N. Dugan, Associate Judge, 2003
Darryl G. Fletcher, Associate Judge, 2004
Charles E. Foos III, Associate Judge, 2007
Barbara R. Jung, Associate Judge, 2000
Michael L. McCampbell, Associate Judge, 2000
Patricia S. Pytash, Associate Judge, 2002
G. Darrell Russell, Jr., Associate Judge, 2000
I. Marshall Seidler, Associate Judge, 1999
Alexandra N. Williams, Associate Judge, 2004
Alexander Wright, Jr., Associate Judge, 2003
one vacancy

120 East Chesapeake Ave.
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 321-3355/00

ORPHANS' COURT

Elected by Voters to 4-year terms:
Grace G. Connolly (D), Chief Judge (designated by Governor), 1998
Julie L. Ensor (D), Judge, 1998
Sandra L. O'Connell-Hughes (R), Judge, 1998

County Courts Building
401 Bosley Ave
Towson, MD 21204 - 4420
(410) 887-6516

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 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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