Many City buildings are designated as emergency shelters, but not all will be operating during an emergency. Please tune into the news (WBAL 1090 AM radio is our primary alerting partner) or check our Facebook and Twitter pages to find the closest, open shelter.
Property, Housing, Development
How can I locate emergency shelters?
Where can I find Real Property Plats?
Real Property Block Plats are based on block and lot numbers that are the basis for the City property tax assessment system. Block Plats can therefore be found on the Department of Finance web page and are searchable by street address, owner, or block and lot number.
Where can I find out more about Baltimore City and the census?
The US Census of population takes place every 10 years and includes population data for the City. It can be broken down by census tract, block group and is now available on a neighborhood level. Census data is also available in the form of GIS Maps.
Where can I find different maps of Baltimore?
CityView is the City of Baltimore’s public mapping portal that provides information on a series of topics of interest for its citizens, visitors, researchers, and business community. This site is updated with refreshed data and new layers on a frequent basis.
City agencyInformation Technology
Where is my closest recreation center?
There are 38 recreation centers for your enjoyment and leisure activities throughout Baltimore. Each center offers a wide array of programs for children and adults. Some of the programs include relay games, movie days, cooking classes, talent shows, theatre productions, arts and crafts and gym activities. Some of the gym activities include, but are not limited to basketball, volleyball, soccer and weight training.
City agencyRecreation and Parks
What voting district do I live in?
Baltimore city has 14 city council districts.
City agencyCity Council
Where is my nearest library branch?
The Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States. The Pratt has branches to serve the residents of Baltimore throughout the city.
City agencyEnoch Pratt Free Library