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Executive Departments

This is Article VII of the Baltimore City Charter, titled “Executive Departments.” It’s comprised of the following 110 sections.

§ VII-1
General provisions: executive power; rules and regulations.
§ VII-2
General provisions: powers and duties; contracts.
§ VII-3
General provisions: bureaus and divisions.
§ VII-4
General provisions: members of boards and commissions.
§ VII-4.5
Agency audits.
§ VII-5
Department of Finance: established.
§ VII-6
Department of Finance: Director.
§ VII-7
Department of Finance: Deputy Director; employees.
§ VII-8
Department of Finance: budget preparation.
§ VII-9
Department of Finance: budget administration.
§ VII-10
Department of Finance: disbursements.
§ VII-11
Department of Finance: accounting.
§ VII-12
Department of Finance: collections, deposits, withdrawals, etc.
§ VII-13
Department of Finance: lien records.
§ VII-14
Department of Finance: notices of lien.
§ VII-15
Department of Finance: distraint or levy for taxes.
§ VII-16
Department of Finance: taxes as personal debt and lien.
§ VII-17
Department of Finance: purchasing.
§ VII-18
Department of Finance: registrar of debt; custodian of funds and securities; keeper of Seal.
§ VII-19
Board of Finance: established.
§ VII-20
Board of Finance: composition.
§ VII-21
Board of Finance: powers and duties.
§ VII-22
Department of Law: established.
§ VII-23
Department of Law: City Solicitor.
§ VII-24
Department of Law: powers and duties.
§ VII-25
Department of Law: staff; other assistance.
§ VII-26
Department of Law: suits; appeals.
§ VII-27
Department of Public Works: established.
§ VII-28
Department of Public Works: Director.
§ VII-29
Department of Public Works: staff.
§ VII-30
Department of Public Works: supervision of public works.
§ VII-31
Department of Public Works: construction, maintenance, and repair.
§ VII-32
Repealed by Res. 08-003.
§ VII-34
Department of Public Works: sewage.
§ VII-35
Department of Public Works: street cleaning.
§ VII-36
Repealed by Res. 08-003.
§ VII-37
Department of Public Works: testing.
§ VII-38
Repealed by Res. 08-003.
§ VII-38
Repealed by Res. 08-003.
§ VII-38
Repealed by Res. 08-003.
§ VII-41
Department of Public Works: correcting physical obstruction.
§ VII-42
Department of Public Works: assistance to other agencies.
§ VII-43
Repealed by Res. 08-003.
§ VII-43
Repealed by Res. 08-003.
§ VII-43
Repealed by Res. 08-003.
§ VII-43
Repealed by Res. 08-003.
§ VII-47
Fire Department :established.
§ VII-48
Fire Department: Chief.
§ VII-49
Fire Department: Board of Fire Commissioners – established.
§ VII-50
Fire Department: Board of Fire Commissioners – composition; appointment; terms.
§ VII-51
Fire Department: Board of Fire Commissioners – powers and duties.
§ VII-52
Fire Department: Board of Fire Commissioners – retirement of employees.
§ VII-53
Fire Department: arbitration for fire fighters and officers.
§ VII-54
Department of Health: established.
§ VII-55
Department of Health: Commissioner.
§ VII-56
Department of Health: powers and duties.
§ VII-57
Department of Social Services: established; powers and duties.
§ VII-58
Department of Social Services: Social Services Commission.
§ VII-59
Department of Education: established.
§ VII-60
Department of Education: Board of School Commissioners – established; composition, etc.
§ VII-61
Department of Education: Board of School Commissioners – powers and duties.
§ VII-62
Department of Education: Superintendent.
§ VII-63
Department of Education: budget; salaries.
§ VII-64
Department of Education: graded lists; employee duties.
§ VII-65
Department of Recreation and Parks: established.
§ VII-66
Department of Recreation and Parks: Director – appointment, etc.
§ VII-67
Department of Recreation and Parks: Director – powers and duties.
§ VII-68
Department of Recreation and Parks: Board – established; duties.
§ VII-69
Department of Recreation and Parks: Board – composition, appointment, terms.
§ VII-70
Department of Planning: established.
§ VII-71
Department of Planning: Commission — composition, appointment, terms.
§ VII-72
Department of Planning: Commission – powers and duties.
§ VII-73
Department of Planning: Director and staff.
§ VII-74
Department of Planning: Master Plan.
§ VII-75
Department of Planning: subdivisions – in general.
§ VII-76
Department of Planning: subdivisions – definition.
§ VII-77
Department of Planning: subdivisions – approvals.
§ VII-78
Department of Planning: subdivision regulation – recording.
§ VII-79
Department of Planning: appeals.
§ VII-80
Department of Planning: penalties.
§ VII-81
Department of Municipal and Zoning Appeals: established.
§ VII-82
Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals: established; composition, etc.
§ VII-83
Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals: general powers and duties.
§ VII-84
Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals: zoning appeals.
§ VII-85
Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals: paving assessments.
§ VII-86
Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals: review powers conferred by law.
§ VII-87
Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals: additional powers conferred by law.
§ VII-88
Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals: judicial review.
§ VII-89
Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals: notices; evidence.
§ VII-90
Department of Legislative Reference: established.
§ VII-91
Department of Legislative Reference: Director – appointment, qualifications, etc.
§ VII-92
Department of Legislative Reference: Director – powers and duties.
§ VII-93
Department of Legislative Reference: Board.
§ VII-94
Civil Service Commission: established.
§ VII-95
Civil Service Commission: powers and duties.
§ VII-96
Civil Service Commission: Department of Human Resources — established.
§ VII-97
Civil Service Commission: Department of Human Resources – powers and duties.
§ VII-98
Civil Service Commission: Department of Human Resources – Director.
§ VII-99
Civil Service Commission: Civil Service positions.
§ VII-100
Civil Service Commission: discharges, etc.; reductions in force.
§ VII-101
Civil Service Commission: roster of Service employees.
§ VII-102
Civil Service Commission: political contributions.
§ VII-103
Civil Service Commission: abolished positions.
§ VII-104
Civil Service Commission: penalties.
§ VII-105
Board of Ethics: State Code requirements.
§ VII-106
Board of Ethics: established; composition.
§ VII-107
Board of Ethics: member qualifications.
§ VII-108
Board of Ethics: term; vacancies; chair; meetings; etc.
§ VII-109
Board of Ethics: powers and duties.
§ VII-110
Board of Ethics: modification by ordinance.