Policy Area Resources

Current Publications


Legislative Briefings

Local Fiscal Outlook

Local Government Overview

Annual Reports


Guide to Local Government Taxing Authority

Guide to the Property Tax Structure

History, Public Policy, and the Geography of Poverty: Understanding Challenges Facing Baltimore City and Maryland

2020 General Election Voting Locations


General Assembly Compensation Commission

Governor's Salary Commission

Judicial Compensation Commission


Intergovernmental Matters and Public Administration

The Intergovernmental Matters and Public Administration Workgroup is responsible for coordinating departmental projects relating to local government finances, State aid to local governments, the delivery of public services at the local level, demographic indicators, and governmental procedures such as elections, ethics, and procurement.  These projects involve financial reporting, data collection and analysis, special research projects, and State aid briefing reports and database maintenance.  In addition, the workgroup assists other functions within the department with data needs and informational requests concerning local governments in Maryland.  Major policy areas covered by the workgroup include:

Demographics Local Government Finances
Elections Local Taxing Authority and Tax Rates
Ethics    Procurement
Federal, State, and Local Relationships State Aid to Local Governments
International Immigration Structure and Powers of Local Governments