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Baltimore City Department of General Services


The Right of Way Division has moved

The Permite/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 Permits/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 departmental 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 Permits/Right of Way page

DGS Vision Statement

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.

DGS Mission Statement

The Department of General Services delivers cost effective, high quality, reliable and sustainable services by managing quality facilities, ensuring efficient fleet operations, and maintain exemplary administrative customer service that support Baltimore City agencies in the advancement of their goals.


DGS Graduates Second Class Of Future Leaders

DGS Graduates Second Class Of Future Leaders
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND November 2, 2015 – The Department of General Services celebrated the 2015 Class’ completion of the DGS Future Leaders program on Thursday, October 29, 2015, in the Baltimore War Memorial. Prior to the completion ceremony the class, in three groups, presented the results of their collaboration on respective capstone projects: Improving Proactive Communication to Customers, Making Full-Cycle Non-Civil Service Recruitment a Leaner Process, and Reducing the Internal Service Procurement Process.

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DGS has four divisions which provide services to City agencies and residents of Baltimore:

Fleet Management

Fleet Management

The Fleet Management Division is responsible for the purchase, outfitting and maintenance of the fleet of vehicles and other equipment used by City Agencies.
Facilities Maintenance

Facilities Maintenance

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

Major Projects

The Major Projects Division of the Department of General Services is responsible for Design and Construction in the many buildings the City of Baltimore owns and operates.


The Administration Division is responsible for fiscal management, human resources, historic properties preservation, real estate portfolio oversight, space planning, telecommunications, information technology, and pubic communications in support of the DGS mission.


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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

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