Baltimore City Department of Legislative Reference


The Department of Legislative Reference was established by the City Charter to draft legislation,and serve as the official depository for City documents and as a reference library for legislation regarding the operations of the local government.

View City Charter and Codes Online

View the Code of Baltimore Regulations Annotated Online

Baltimore City Archives

The Baltimore City Archives - in conjunction with the Maryland State Archives - is the central depository for government records of permanent value.

Visit the Baltimore City Archives

Administrative Manual of the City of Baltimore

The Administrative Manual (AM) communicates official City policies and procedures that affect the City’s operations and its employees. The Bureau of the Budget and Management Research (BBMR) within the Department of Finance is responsible for the production of the AM, including drafting, revising, publishing, and withdrawing the AM’s policies and procedures.

To review the AM, please go to the website of the Bureau of the Budget and Management Research. 

Public Information Act Requests

Please direct all Public Information Act Requests to Anita Evans by email or by phone at (410) 396-4730.