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Recommended Websites

Constitution Annotated: Analysis and Interpretation of the U.S. Constitution

From the Library of Congress, the site provides a comprehensive overview of how the Constitution has been interpreted over time. It also includes discussions of the Supreme Court’s latest decisions.

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.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the State of Maryland

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the State of Maryland for the Fiscal Year ending June 30,2019

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 Executive's e-Newsletter

As a Harford County resident, you are cordially invited to receive County Executive's online newsletter about the programs and services available from your county government. This free monthly newsletter is helping thousands of county citizens stay informed and connected with opportunities to enjoy living in Harford County. If you would like to subscribe, please follow this link and click on the “Subscribe” button at the top of the page.

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.


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 InfoPortal: A Digital Catalog of State Assistance Programs

Maryland InfoPortal (formerly called Redbook Online) is the best one stop for finding financial and non-financial assistance offered by Maryland state government agencies on the web. The Maryland Department of Planning, through the State Clearinghouse, hosts this digital catalog and coordinates the timeliness and accuracy of the information with a network of more than 80 sponsoring agencies.

Maryland Handgun Roster

The semi-annual copy of the Handgun Roster, as required under COMAR The Roster is listed alphabetically by manufacturer.

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."


Legislative information from the Library of Congress.


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.