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For The Public

Recent News

City Solicitor Welcomes New Chief of Minority, Women’s Business Opportunity Office

City Solicitor James L. Shea today announced Christopher R. Lundy as the new Chief of the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO). Lundy, a former Special Assistant Solicitor, Assistant Solicitor, and Chief Solicitor for the City, brings a vast array of experiences needed to fortify and reinvigorate MWBOO.

Baltimore City Residents Needed to Serve on Baltimore Police Department Review Board

Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has added civilian members to the administrative hearing boards that adjudicate allegations of officer misconduct. If you are interested in serving as an administrative hearing board member, you can learn more by clicking here.


The Department of Law is a department of the City established by the City Charter. The head of the Department is the City Solicitor, who is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Under the City Charter, the City Solicitor is the legal adviser and representative of the City and its several departments, officers, commissions, boards, and authorities, and has general supervision and direction of the legal business of the City.

In addition to overseeing the Department of Law, the City Solicitor is a member of the Board of Estimates. The Board of Estimates formulates and executes the fiscal policy of the City. The Board holds formal hearings and approves operating and capital budget requests, and is responsible for awarding contracts and supervising all purchasing by the City. The City Solicitor serves on the Board of Estimates with the Mayor, the President of the City Council, the Comptroller, and the Director of the Department of Public Works.

Request Public Records

For Public Information Act Requests for Documents in Custody of the City’s Law Department:

D’ereka Bolden
City Hall, Room 101
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (410) 396-3934

Minority & Women's Business Opportunity Office
City Hall, Room 101
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Office: 410-396-4355
Mobile: 410-913-2250
Email: [email protected]

Office of Legal Affairs
C/O City Hall, Room 101
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Office: 410-396-2496

Inspector General's Office
City Hall, Room 635
100 North Holliday St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Hotline: (800) 417-0430
Office: (443) 984-3690
Fax: (410) 837-1033
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If you do not receive a response from the desired number listed above, please contact the front desk for additional assistance. 

Front Desk 
City Hall, Room 101
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-3297