Real Property FAQs

  1. How can I get a copy of the deed to my property?

    You must first acquire the Liber and Folio numbers to look up your deed. These numbers can be obtained from one of the following two locations:

    Baltimore City’s Property Location Office
    Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 1st floor
    200 N. Holliday Street
    Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
    Phone: (410) 396-3633
     

    or

    The State Department of Assessments and Taxation website at www.dat.state.md.us Property Search

    Next, you must visit the Baltimore City Land Records Office to obtain a copy of your deed:

    Clarence M. Mitchell Courthouse
    110 N. Calvert Street, 6th floor
    Baltimore, Maryland 21202
    Phone: (410) 333-3760
     
  2. Where do I call with questions regarding real estate licenses in Maryland?

    Contact the following office:

    Real Estate Commission
    501 St. Paul Street
    Suite 804
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    Phone: (410) 333-6230

  3. Where can I report a complaint against a particular real estate company?

    Contact the following offices:

    Real Estate Commission
    Suite 804
    501 St. Paul Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    Phone: (410) 333-6230

    or

    Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors
    1306 Bellona Avenue
    Lutherville, Maryland 21093
    Phone: (410) 336-7200

  4. How can I find ownership information for a property in Baltimore City?

    Contact the following office:

    Baltimore City’s Property Locations Office
    Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 1st floor
    200 N. Holliday Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21202
    Phone: (410) 396-3633

  5. Where can I apply for a homeowners’ tax credit?

    Contact the following office:

    Homeowners' Tax Credit
    301 W. Preston Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    Phone: (410) 396-4116

     

  6. How can I obtain a Tax Sale Certificate?

    See Tax Sale Certificate Section

  7. Who should I call to get Baltimore City liens abated?

    The Annotated Code of Maryland sets the requirements to have liens released. To participate in the Lien Release Program, contact the Department of Housing and Community Development located at 417 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore Maryland 21202, phone (410) 396-4116.

  8. Who should I contact if I want to donate property to Baltimore City?

    Contact the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to determine if the agency is interested in acquiring the property for one of its community development projects at 410-396-4121. If the property does not fall within one of HCD’s targeted development areas, there are a number of non-profit organizations that might be interested in acquiring the property. The best way to contact those organizations is to advertise in the Maryland Center for Community Development’s (MCCD) newsletter. MCCD can be reached at:

    Maryland Center for Community Development
    1714 St. Paul Street
    Baltimore, Maryland 21202
    Phone: (410) 752-6223