Safety & Security

School Closings (Website)

  • Posted as an alert on this website (front page - red box)
  • Posted on Facebook ( and Twitter (
  • Broadcasts on major area radio and television stations, including AACPS-TV:
    • Comcast-Channels 96 & 996 (HD)
    • Verizon-Channels 36 & 1961 (HD)
    • Broadstripe-Channels 96 & 496 (HD)


Storm Drains

To report a problem with standing water along roads in the community, flooded roads or other matters related to County-owned storm drains, call the Department of Public Works.

  • 410-222-1933 (from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday)
  • 410-222-6120 for after hours emergencies


Mosquito Control

If you would like to opt-out of having your property sprayed for mosquitos, complete this form.


Pothole Repair

Report potholes on County roads to the POTHOLE HOTLINE at (410) 222-7045 or by using the County's online form. The Bureau of Highways will respond / repair the pothole within 2 business days.



  • Maryland Boating (Website)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue: 1-800-418-7314 Or 1-410-576-2525
  • To report an abandoned vessel: 410-260-8888
  • To report normal floating debris: NRP Communications Center at 1-877-224-7229
  • To report hazardous debris: such as fuel or propane tanks, call Maryland Department of Environment at 1-866-633-4686

BGE (Website)

  • Report Power Outages: 1-877-778-2222 or online or by mobile and social
  • Emergency Service: 1-800-685-0123
  • Street Light Outages: 1-800-685-0123 or online


National Hurricane Center (Website)

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

Hurricane Preparedness Guide

Active Tropical Cyclones and Marine Forecasts

Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management (Website)

During an emergency, monitor the local news and weather:

CivicReady©: Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis utilize an emergency notification system, CivicReady©, capable of contacting citizens and businesses quickly in case of an emergency. CivicReady© alerts the public of emergencies and disasters, safety measures to be taken, and information pertaining to government operations. To receive notifications via cell phone or email, register for CivicReady© or call (410) 222-0600.

Television/Cable: WBAL, WMAR, WJZ, WBFF, Anne Arundel County Community TV

Radio: WYRE 810 AM, WBAL 1090 AM, WNAV 1430 AM, WYPR 88.1 FM, El Zol 99.1 FM, WTOP 103.5 FM, WFSI 107.9 FM

NOAA Weather Radio: 162.400 mHz (SAME Code 024003)

Maryland State Police (Website)

  • General Number for Anne Arundel County: 410-761-5130
  • Anonymous Tips: 410-280 CLUE


Septic Tank Alarms

  • Call 410-222-8400 to report a water or sewer emergency.

If there is a pump failure in your septic system, an alarm and light located in the alarm box on the outside of your home will automatically turn on. You should:

  • Discontinue water use to prevent overflows.
  • Turn off the alarm by depressing the alarm light on the front of the alarm box. The alarm horn should silence but the light will remain on until the system is repaired and restored to normal operation.
  • Call 410-222-8400.

Septic Systems Dos and Don'ts

Water Wells

Information about wells from the National Groundwater Association


Zoning Violations (Website)

Report a suspected zoning violation by sending an email to or by completing the Zoning Enforcement Division's online form.

What is a zoning violation?

  • Parking vehicles, including boats and trailers, which do not display current tags and/or are inoperable on a lot
  • Parking oversized vehicles in a residential district
  • Storing solid waste or junk including trees, old wood, auto parts, old appliances on a property
  • Maintaining an apartment without zoning approval and a zoning certificate of use
  • Operating a business without zoning approval and a zoning Certificate of Use

Zoning Enforcement does not address high grass and weeds, garbage, litter, residential lighting, noise, building without permits, on-street parking or animal waste. They do not issue any type of pet license.