Right of Way Services Division Closed to the Public in Response to COVID-19

Due to the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 health situation and for the protection of the general public and our employees, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation - Right of Way Services Division located at 401 E. Fayette Street, along with the Department of Recreation and Parks Permit Office located at 3201 Boston Street will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16, 2020.  At that time, Temporary Use of the Right of Way, Special Event or Minor Privilege permit applications will not be accepted in person.

Special Event permit applications for activities such as Block Parties, Special Events, Ceremonial Street Signs, Event Parking, Horizontal Banner and Street Vending Licenses & Permits can be found online at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/special-events-permitting-stree....  Applications and questions should be submitted to [email protected]. Please visit our website and/or email us for updates regarding the Special Events and Vendor Licensing Section. For additional information or to schedule appointments for Mobile Vending Licenses, call 410-396-1916.
For event permits that take place in our parks including Open to Public Events in Parks, General Park Use/Private Events, Athletic Permits and more, please visit https://bcrp.baltimorecity.gov or email [email protected]
Temporary Use of Right of Way permit applications for street cuts, street/lane/sidewalk closures, driveway/curb cuts/dumpsters, scaffolds, storage containers, etc. can be found at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/right-way-permits.  Applications and questions should be submitted to [email protected] or call 410-396-4508 for additional information.
Minor Privilege permit information and applications can be found at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/right-way-services/minor-privilege. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected] or by calling 410-396-3346.
Information regarding property ownership, property research, mailing address changes, property consolidation/subdivision applications, deed cards, block plats and maps can be found at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/property-location-maps-records. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] or by calling 410-396-3800.
This policy will be evaluated and updated on a weekly basis. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 


Right of Way Services Division:

The Right of Way division provides right-of-way permits, special events permits, street vendor licenses, minor privileges, easements and other agreements that allow usage of the City’s roads, alleys, and sidewalks. It also maintains real property databases, including Tax Maps (Block Plats) for the City and sets property address numbers.

The Right of Way division includes the following sections:

Special Events and Street Vendors Section

Special Events: This section issues permits relating to events which are held in Baltimore City that include, but are not limited to, Festivals, Block Parties, Races, Walk-a-thons, Concerts, Parades, Pub Crawls. These events can be in the public Right-of-way, Baltimore City Parks and on occasion, private property. Farmer’s Market permits, Demonstrations, Special Events Permits, Horizontal Banners, Farmers Markets and Block Parties. If you would like to also view and download our forms click here.

Contact: 410-396-1916 [email protected]

Street Vendors: This section issues licenses relating to Street and Mobile Vendors (including Food Trucks).Street Vendors are any person that sells, distributes, or offers to sell or distribute food products, other merchandise of any kind, or services from a motor vehicle, animal-drawn wagon, bikes, handcart, pushcart, or other vehicle on City right-of-ways.

Contact: 443-984-0005 

Minor Privilege Section

The Minor Privilege Section issues permits and provides guidelines for encroachments into the public right-of-way. Minor Privileges range from semi-permanent items like signage, awnings, dumpsters and outdoor seating to more permanent structures like underground vaults and bay windows.

Contact: 410-396-3346 [email protected] 

Right of Way Permit Section

The Permit Section is responsible for issuing Temporary Use of Right of Way Permits, New Water Service Permits and the selling of Plans/Specifications to bidders for City Capital Projects. Permits are issued for Driveways and Curb Cuts, Curb Repairs, Access to Pull Wires, Cranes, Storage Containers, Street, Alley or Lane Closures, Footway Permits, Hauling, Scaffold, Dumpsters, Fences, Test Pits, Moving Trucks, Film & Media Equipment and Street/Utility Cuts.    

Contact: 410-396-4508, [email protected]

Land Conveyance Section

The Land Conveyance Section is responsible for keeping records of City Rights of Way and Easements, facilitates the acquisition of private property to widen city streets or install City Utilities, assists developers with bringing utilities to their new developments within the City and administers the Alley Gating and Greening Program.

Contact: Alley Gating & Greening at 410-396-GATE (4283) [email protected] 

Developers Agreements, Franchise Agreements, Street Openings and Closings (permanent), Vertical Banners: 410-396-5023 or 410-396-3667, [email protected]

Property Location Section

The Property Location Section is responsible for creating, deleting and modifying Real Property Tax Account numbers for all properties (public or private) within Baltimore City, maintaining and revising Tax Maps (Block Plats), naming/renaming street names, managing and maintaining accurate ownership records and mailing address information for all properties, maintaining various City maps and records for City archives and public availability, managing the GIS Parcel Layer and Street Centerline Layer, fabricating Liquor Board License Maps, managing Consolidation Applications, Operating Print Room functions and reviewing E-Plans, Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) proposals, Subdivisions, Minor Privileges and Right of Way Street Closings.


Property Consolidation: 410-396-3800, [email protected]

Real Property Inquiries 410-396-3634, [email protected]