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District Assignments

The Permits & Litigation Legal Section is comprised of attorneys assigned to each of the Housing Inspection Districts. The boundaries of those nine area offices are coterminous with the nine planning districts in Baltimore City.

Assistant Commissioner
Kathleen Byne

Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Jesse Halvorsen

Property Based Crime Solutions
Eileen Murphy

Central District
Gregory Fox

Southeastern District
Simon Penning

Eastern District
Evan Helfrich

Northeastern District
Steven Homola

Northern District
Kent Grasso

Northwestern District
Blair Griffith

Western District
James Phillips-Farley

Southwestern District/Administrative Hearings
Paul O'Malley

Southern District
Shea Beitler-Akman

Probate
Kelley McCallister

All these matters are heard in the Housing Court, a specially designated part of the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City. Housing Court is the only part of the District Court that hears civil and criminal actions interchangeably. The Court meets on Wednesdays (mornings and afternoons) at 501 E Fayette Street.

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