Promulgating Regulations - City Agency Resources

Overview of New Processes

On October 15, 2023, the enactment of Ordinance 23-269 updated the internal process for drafting, amending, and passing ("promulgating") Baltimore City regulations under the City's Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"). This page serves as a resource for City agencies to navigate the promulgation process. 

Memorandum Clarifying Changes to Promulgation Process

Memorandum for City Agencies - October 30, 2023

Flow Chart for Promulgating City Regulations

A photo showing a flow chart of the process for promulgating Baltimore City Regulations

Required Documents for Promulgating City Regulations

Notice of Regulation Development ("NORD") - form

Notice of Proposed Action ("NOPA") - template

Schedule a Regulations Training with DLR

DLR offers a training that covers processes for drafting and promulgating regulations under the APA. For more information or to schedule a training, email

Additional Materials

Annotated NORD with example sections

PDF of City Promulgation Process flow chart

COMAR Style Manual