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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


Public Comment Meeting on Proposed Street Vendor Program Rules and Regulations

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Baltimore City Department of General Services will hold a public meeting Wednesday evening January 28th at 5:30pm to review comments and feedback on proposed rules and regulations for the Street Vendors program.

WHO: Members of the Department of General Services, current street vendor operators, and concerned citizens.
WHAT: Public meeting and comment session on proposed Street Vendor Program rules and regulations
WHEN: Wednesday, January 28 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: War Memorial, 1st floor Assembly Room

The purpose of the meeting is to hear public feedback and comment on the proposed rules and regulations for the Street Vendor program.  City Council Bill 14-0305 outlines the Department of General Service’s authority to establish rules and regulations for the Street Vendor program which includes but is not limited to management of the street vendor licensing function by General Services, application submission by potential vendors, operational standards, and design standards.  A copy of the rules and regulations can be found on the Department of General Services website by clicking here.

“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 five divisions which provide services to City agencies and residents of Baltimore:

Fleet Management

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

Facilities Maintenance

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

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.


Energy monitors citywide energy use and the development of energy-efficiency improvements to City facilities

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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