Contact Us

Baltimore City Department of Legislative Reference

Ben Guthorn
Acting Director*
Legislative Research and Drafting; Code of Baltimore Regulations Annotated (COBRA)
Legislative Services Analyst
Legislative Services Analyst
Hanna Naugle
Legislative Services Analyst
Legislative Reference Library; Research Requests; Vendor Contact
Legislative Reference Librarian
Baltimore City Records Management
Records Management Officer
Baltimore City Archives
City Archivist**
Searchroom Coordinator**
* After 29 years of dedicated service to the City of Baltimore, 26 of those years as Director of the Department of Legislative Reference, Avery Aisenstark retired effective June 30, 2022. If you need to contact Mr. Aisenstark please email Ben Guthorn or Ros Fraser.
**The Baltimore City Department of Legislative Reference and the Maryland State Archives cooperatively manage the Baltimore City Archives. The City Archivist and the Searchroom Coordinator are employees of the Maryland State Archives.


Department of Legislative Reference
City Hall, Room 626
100 North Holliday Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Phone: 410-396-4730

Baltimore City Archives
2615 Mathews St
Baltimore MD 21218
Phone: 410-396-3884

Research Appointments:

All visits are by appointment only, Tuesday through Thursday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Masks must be worn in compliance with the local health ordinance initiated on August 9, 2021. 

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