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Baltimore County Document Archives

Missing Documents

Although Baltimore County has posted extensive information online, and has received awards for their use of IT to benefit citizens, for some inexplicable reason, much of the information is removed from online after a couple years. While some might think that the County's computers are running out of space, this is not true, due to a phenomenon known as "Moore's Law", which says that computing power and storage space double every 1 1/2 years. Most of the data that is being removed is PDF files, which take up very little space anyway. For example, all of the files listed below that have been removed take about the same space as a couple photos. In some cases, the data has not actually been removed, only the index page to get to it has been deleted, so citizens can't find it!

The documents that are being removed are by no means "old". In all cases, they are still valid for reference purposes.

Once I realized that the data was disappearing, and knowing that it may be impossible to get them to change their ways, I started downloading these documents for safe-keeping and, in the following, I provide copies, many back to 2007.

Note: The ones online for the Office of Administrative Hearings decisions are numbered by fiscal year of when filed and published by month when the order is issued, which makes it very confusing. In fact, the County staff got confused and has filed many under the wrong fiscal year. The Archives data below provides a single list of all, in numerical order, which can be searched.

County agencies, offices, etc.

Archives @ this siteOnline @ county
Environmental Protection Archives Past year
Board of Appeals Decisions Archives 2010-2021 2016-2021 (FY)
Office of Administrative Hearings Decisions Archives 2009-2021 15, 16, 17, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (FY)
Development Review Committee Archives 2008-2013 See Citizens' Access
County Council Minutes Archives 2006-2009 2010-2020, 2021
County Council Agendas Archives 2011-2019 2020, 2021
County Council Legislation Archives 2006-2018 2009-2019, 2020-2021
Planning - Quarterly Subdivision Reports Archives 2009-2020 2019-2020
Planning - Development Archives Online
Planning - Schools Archives 2009-2020
Public Works - Basic Services Archives 2009-2020 Online
Ethics - Financial Disclosure Statements Archives 2011-2019 Current (2020)
Inspector General 2020-2021

Boards and commissions minutes

Archives @ this siteOnline @ County
(Commission on) Aging Archives 2016-2018 2019-2021
Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board Archives 2014-2019 2020-2021
Animal Services Advisory Commission Archives 2016-2018 2019-2020
Arts and Sciences Archives 2016-2018 2019-2021
Code Enforcement Improvement Work Group Archives 2020 2020
(Commission on) Disabilities Archives 2016-2018 2019-2021
(Commission on) Environmental Quality (note) Reports 2005-2019
Minutes 2008-2018
Annual reports 2016-2018
Minutes 2019-2021
Ethics Commission Archives 2017-2018 2019-2021
Landmarks Preservation Commission Archives 2007-2019 2020-2021
Liquor Board Hearing Archives 2006-2017 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee Archives 2011-2019 2019-2021
Planning Board Archives 2007-2018 2019-2021
(Board of) Rec&Parks Archives 2007-2018 2019-2021
Redistricting Commission 2021
Social Services Advisory Board Archives 2016-2019 2019-2021
Telcommunications Advisory Panel (note) None None
Tobacco-free Baltimore County Coalition (note) Archives 2012-2018 2019-2021
(Commission for) Women Archives 2016-2018 2019-2021
Design Review Panel Archives 2007-2021 2021-2022

Bonus! Links to campaign contributions

Updated 23 Dec 2021