Recent News

DHCD Responds to COVID-19 State of Emergency

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), DHCD has:

  • SUSPENDED - In-person services for permits and plans review (construction/building permits).

  • SUSPENDED - In-person services for licensing and registration (property, contractors, and alarms).

Services are available online at dhcd.baltimorecity.gov. The public can also call:
(443) 984-1809 for Permits and Plans Review, or
(410) 396-3575 for Licensing and Registration

  • Construction inspections are continuing as normal.

  • All occupied interior inspections are being handled on a case-by-case basis.

Click HERE for information and updates on DHCD operations and actions.

Historic Upton Mansion to Serve as New Home of The AFRO American Newspaper

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young recently revealed that DHCD selected The Afro Charities, Inc. development team to revive the city-owned property. The project team ― comprised of Afro American Newspapers, Inc., The Afro Charities, Inc., Hodges Development LLC, Sulton Campbell, Britt and Associates, and Commercial Construction ― is investing an estimated $7 million to revitalize the property.

Redevelopment of PS 103 Announced

DHCD has selected a development team for the revitalization of the historic Henry Highland Garnet school (PS 103) at 1315 Division Street in the Upton neighborhood.  After engaging an RFP process a

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