HARFORD COUNTY, MARYLAND

Origin: Harford County was erected from Baltimore County in 1773 (Chapter 6, Acts of 1773). The County was named for Henry Harford (c. 1759-1834), last Proprietary of Maryland. He was a son of Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord Baltimore, but because of his illegitimate birth did not inherit his father's title.

Population (1990 Census): 182,132
Form of Government: Charter since 1972
County Seat: Bel Air, MD 21014


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:
Joanne S. Parrott (R), At Large, President (4-year term), 1998
Mark S. Decker (R), District C, Vice-President (chosen by Council, 1-year term), 1998
Susan B. Heselton (R), District A, 1998
Veronica L. Chenowith (R), District B, 1998
Barry Glassman (R), District D, 1998
Robert S. Wagner (R), District E, 1998
Mitchell Shank (R), District F, 1998

Meetings: first three Tuesdays of month, 8:00 p.m.

Courthouse, Level A
20 West Courtland St.
Bel Air, MD 21014
(410) 638-3343
fax: (410) 893-4972


EXECUTIVE BRANCH

COUNTY EXECUTIVE

Elected by Voters to 4-year term:
Eileen M. Rehrmann (D), County Executive, 1998

County Ofrfice Building
220 South Main St.
Bel Air, MD 21014 - 3865
(410) 638-3350
fax: (410) 638-1387
TTY: (410) 638-3086
World Wide Web:
http:// www.co.ha.md.us/

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


COMMUNITY SERVICES

EDUCATION

ELECTIONS

HEALTH

LAW OFFICES

LIQUOR LICENSING

PLANNING

PUBLIC SAFETY


JUDICIAL BRANCH

CIRCUIT COURT

Appointed by Governor &/or elected by Voters to 15-year terms (5 Judges):
William O. Carr, County Administrative Judge, 2001

Maurice W. Baldwin, Jr., Associate Judge, 2003
Thomas E. Marshall, Associate Judge, 2011
Stephen M. Waldron, Associate Judge, 2005
Cypert O. Whitfill, Associate Judge, 1999

DISTRICT COURT

Appointed by Governor with Senate consent to 10-year terms (4 Judges):
Emory A. Plitt, Jr., District Administrative Judge, 2003

Victor K. Butanis, Associate Judge, 2006
John L. Dunnigan, Associate Judge, 1999
Lawrence S. Lanahan, Jr., Associate Judge, 2005

Mary Risteau Service Center
2 South Bond St.
Bel Air, MD 21014
(410) 838-1818
(410) 836-4510

ORPHANS' COURT

In Harford County, Circuit Court judges sit as an orphans' court.

Courthouse, Room 304
20 West Courtland St.
Bel Air, MD 21014
(410) 638-3275

Maryland Counties


Maryland Manual On-Line

 Maryland Manual On-Line, 1998

July 10, 1998   
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