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Baltimore City Department of General Services


DGS/DOT Stop Work Order Policy

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Fiscal Year 2013 was a great set of twelve months for the Department of General Services, with accomplishments in planning, fleet maintenance, facilities management and more! Follow this link to view the FY2013 report: DGS FY2013 Accomplishments


DGS Embraces Cycling Infrastructure

Friday, June 19, 2015
The Department of General Services (DGS) is located in the tall administrative building just North of City Hall.  Most residents associate the place with the payment of water bills or parking tickets and filing for construction and street closure permits.  It is a building named after Abel Wolman, one of the preeminent water and wastewater engineers in history and one of Baltimore’s great civic leaders. 

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“Preserve the Past, Maintain the Present, Build a Sustainable Future!”

The Department of General Services (DGS) was created on July 1, 2009, having been a division of the Department of Public Works. DGS endeavors to make the City of Baltimore a leader in municipal energy efficiency, an innovator in the application of technology and a sustainable steward of government and community resources. And, our team saves taxpayers nearly $6 million each year through energy efficiency projects.

The Department of General Services has four divisions which provide services to City agencies and residents of Baltimore:

Fleet Management

Fleet Management

Fleet Management effectively manages the City’s vehicle operations and facilities.
Facilities Maintenance

Facilities Maintenance

Facilities Maintenance provides efficient operation, maintenance and improvement of City owned buildings.
Design & Construction

Design & Construction/Major Projects

Planning, Design and Construction provides the design, engineering, management and inspection of City-funded construction projects and manages property records for all properties located within the city limits.
Right of Way

Right-of-Way Services

Right-of-Way Services oversees the issuance and enforcement of Right-of-Way (ROW) permits. The Special Events web portal begins here and permit forms can be downloaded. Call (410)396-4508 for information.


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Steve Sharkey

800 Abel Wolman Municipal Building
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-3704
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Permit-Related Contacts

Special Events
Minor Privilege
Temporary Use of Right of Way

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