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Baltimore City Department of General Services


The Right of Way Division has moved

The Right of Way Division has moved from the Department of General Services (DGS) to the Department of Transportation (DOT) as of July 1, 2015. Since DOT maintains the City’s streets, alleys and sidewalks, moving the Right of Way Division to DOT will:

  • Streamline internal review processes, investigations and inspections by eliminating duplicative efforts.
  • Simplify and expedite consumers’ permit application processes.
  • Align DGS’s and DOT’s operations more closely with their respective missions.

This Division provides right-of-way permits, special events permits, street vendor licenses, minor privileges, easements and other agreements that allow usage of the City’s roads, alleys, and sidewalks. It also maintains real property databases for the City and sets property address numbers.

Click here to visit the DOT Right of Way page

The Department of General Services is committed to providing healthy work environments and safe reliable vehicles for City employees by delivering high quality and cost-effective support services to City agencies who serve Baltimore’s citizens and stakeholders. It takes a great team including planning, fleet management, facilities maintenance and more to produce fantastic results. Click on this link to view DGS’s FY2014 report: DGS FY2014 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 three 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.


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Steve Sharkey

800 Abel Wolman Municipal Building
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-3704
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Division Chiefs

Gary L. Holland, Chief of Staff
Administration Division
Abel Wolman Municipal Building
200 North Holliday Street, Suite 800
Baltimore, MD  21202
(410) 396-4362

Robert Gibson, Chief
Fleet Management Division
The George L. Winfield Fleet Maintenance Facility
3800 E. Biddle Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
(410) 396-1010

Stephen Stricklin, Chief
Facilities Maintenance Division
Abel Wolman Municipal Building
200 North Holliday Street, Suite 700
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 396-3702

Bambi Stevens, Chief
Design & Construction /
Major Projects Division
Abel Wolman Municipal Building
200 North Holliday Street, Room 204
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 396-4600