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Agencies and Services

 

 

 

 

Automobile

 

  • BaltimoreGasPrices.com
    See where you can find the lowest gas prices in the area, as reported by the general public. Can also search for pricing information in other areas of Maryland.

 

  • Disposal of Motor Oil / Anti-freeze / Automobile Batteries
    Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (DEPS) provides information on household hazardous waste recycling and disposal, including locations of facilities that accept hazardous automobile waste.

 

 

Complaint Resolution

 

 

 

 

  • People's Law Library of Maryland 
    Online legal and self-help information tailored to Maryland residents. Covers all areas of law including consumer law, homeownership, and more. Also links to other Maryland agencies which address consumer matters.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

Fraud, Scams and Identity Theft

 

Fraud and Scam Protection

 

  •  A Consumer Guide for Seniors [PDF] Opens in new window
    Highlights many common scams and crimes aimed at seniors. Also provides information about living trusts, pre-need burial and funeral contracts, help with medical insurance problems, and how to stop telemarketing calls and junk mail.

 

  • Credit Card Fraud
    The Maryland Office of the Attorney General provides pointers on protecting your credit cards, and what to do if they are stolen.

 

 

  • Credit Repair Scams
    Pertinent information from the office of the Attorney General of Maryland.

 

Identity Theft

 

  •  Identity Theft
    Information on identity theft provided by the Baltimore County Police Department

 

                                                                                                                                                                               

Legal Help and Financial Assistance

 

  • AnnualCreditReport.com
    This official central site allows you to request one free credit report per year from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting agencies.

 

  • Connections: Family Financial Assistance
    Provided by the Baltimore County Public Library
    Local resources for getting financial help, assistance in money management, budgeting for the household, debt repayment, and more.

 

 

  • Energy Star
    Maryland residents may qualify for sales tax exemptions or income tax credits when purchasing certain high-efficiency Energy Star appliances. This is an EPA program.

 

  • Find Info: Law
    Check out the Baltimore County Public Library Law page under Find Info to find our legal forms database and other sources of online legal forms and low cost and fee-based legal assistance. A Baltimore County Public Library card is needed to access the legal forms database.

 

  • Maryland Vital Records
    Obtain certified copies of Birth, Death, and Marriage certificates, for events which occurred within Maryland.

 

  • MyFICO.com
    For a fee, get the Equifax and TransUnion Scores that are closest to what lenders will see.

 

  • Office of the People's Counsel (OPC)
    Independent state agency that represents residential customers in utility matters, and works to ensure that Maryland's residential utility consumers of natural gas, electricity, telephone, water and sewer and transportation receive safe and reliable service at the lowest possible cost.

 

 

Personal Finance

 

 

 

  • Financial Education:Money
    Financial literacy information from the Maryland State Library Resource Center.  A cooperative project of the Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators (MAPLA) and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR).

 

Product Recalls and Reviews

 

 

  • SaferProducts.gov
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission invites consumers, child service providers, health care professionals, government officials and public safety entities to submit reports of harm (Reports) involving consumer products. Manufacturers (including importers) and private labelers identified in Reports will receive a copy of the Report, and have the opportunity to comment on them. Completed Reports and manufacturer comments are published on this site for everyone to see.

 

Resources for Persons with Disabilities

 

  • Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities
    This site lists valuable publications dealing with a wide-ranging list of topics from transportation resources, disability etiquette to remodeling your house to accommodate a disability.

 

Transportation

 

  • County Ride
    Transportation service for county residents 60+ and the disabled.