Business & Finance

What is recordation tax?

The Recordation Tax is an excise tax that was previously imposed by the State for the privilege of recording an instrument in the Land Records. Although imposed by the State, the recordation tax, to the extent collected by each clerk or city fiscal office, goes to such city’s treasury.

City agency
Finance
Where can I find the Planning Commission Agendas?

The Planning Commission generally meets twice per month, and agendas are available 1-2 weeks prior to the scheduled meeting.The Planning Commission in its current form dates back to a revision of the City Charter in 1947. At that time, the Charter stipulated that the Commission would be a nine-member board composed of: six citizens appointed by the Mayor,the Director of the Department of Public Works or his designee, a member of the City Council, and the Mayor or his representative. 

City agency
Planning
What are the development requirements for building in Baltimore City?

The Development Guidebook outlines the development process for all who are interested in investing in Baltimore City, including developers, engineers, architects and property owners.

City agency
Planning
I'm interested in development. Where can I find development resources about zoning and the City's master plan?

Current and Proposed Zoning can be found by address and/or neighborhood on CityView. More information on the Proposed Zoning can be found through TransForm Baltimore at www.rewritebaltimore.org. General information about development requirements and the City's Comprehensive Master Plan can be located via the Department of Planning's Website. Information about the development process is summarized in the Development Guidebook.

City agency
Planning