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Annotated Code of Maryland

The searchable online collection of Maryland laws.

COMAR: The Code of Maryland Regulations

The searchable online collection of Maryland state agency regulations.

FindLaw: Find a Lawyer

Part of the bigger FindLaw site, this section is specifically designed to locate a lawyer in your state. Some basic legal information included.

GovSpeak: A Guide to U.S. Government Acronyms & Abbreviations

This guide lists acronyms and abbreviations commonly used by the United States federal government. Each acronym is defined and links to the home page (or best alternative) of the identified department, agency, office, program or publication.

 

Harford County Government

Access to all departments of the Harford County government includes laws and regulations, county government departments, county employment, zoning, county budgets, tax information, bidding guidelines, licenses, public school information, elected officials and election/voting information, tourism, BRAC developments, volunteering, calendars of events, services for seniors, and much more.

Harford County Law Library

The Harford County Law Library, located in the Circuit Court Building in Bel Air, is open to the public and provides services not only to judges and attorneys but also provides legal information and other information services to students and citizens who reside in Harford. The library provides case law from all 50 states and has dedicated computers for legal research.

Maryland Community Services Locator

Find approximately 9,000 health, social service and criminal justice resource programs in Maryland using this website. The Maryland Community Services Locator can provide you with service information, maps and driving directions to programs.

Maryland.Gov

Information and links about Maryland and its government, including the branches of government, elected officials, state laws and regulations, state tax information, links to local government websites, all state government departments, tourism, history, citizen alerts and updates, environmental protection, business law, budgets, organizational charts, reports issued by state agencies and committees, and daily updates of things new and noteworthy.

Maryland Manual Online: A Guide to Maryland Government

Published by the Maryland State Archives, the Maryland Manual On-Line is a continuously updated guide to Maryland government. It shows agency budgets and organizational charts, lists mandated reports, and provides the historical evolution of agencies, and their origin and functions.

Official Circuit Court Domestic Relations Forms

Maryland’s Circuit Court Domestic Relations forms are available in PDF format, and include forms for divorce, child support, custody and visitation.

Maryland Operating Budget

Covers current and previous annual state budgets.

People’s Law Library of Maryland

Contains practical information for the layman, including worksheets. Registration using an E-mail address is required for entry. (Ask a librarian for assistance if needed.) Sponsored by Maryland Legal Assistance Network.

Project Vote Smart

Track the performance of 13,000 political leaders. This source of election information called "Project Vote Smart (PVS) is a citizen’s organization dedicated to serving all Americans with accurate and unbiased information for electoral decision-making."

Thomas/Congress

Legislative information from the Library of Congress.

USA.Gov

This is the official portal to all U.S. Government websites and resources: taxes, trade, federal laws and regulations, government publications, all the branches of government, all government agencies, demographic statistics, consumer protection, the weather, loans and grants, scientific research, and much, much more. The simple search tool will get you wherever you wish to go with very little difficulty.