Setting up your new home can be time-consuming, and we want to make it as easy
as possible! Provided below are all the links and numbers to get you settled into
your new home in Anne Arundel County. Additional numbers can be found on our Quick
Reference Phone Numbers page.
Gas and Electric
BGE is the primary supplier of energy in Anne Arundel County. For service, call
800-685-0123 – they do not yet have a program for online service requests. Because
Maryland deregulated energy service in 2000, other companies will continue to enter
the market and you can expect to be contacted regarding competing rates for supply
(though BGE will continue to provide your service). BGE has established a toll-free
number to help customers assess their energy choices: call 877-746-6243 or contact
the Maryland Public Service Commission at 800-800-4491. The West County Chamber
offers a home energy savings program to Chamber members through our energy management
consulting partner CQI Associates – additional information can be found at
Water and Sewer
While more developed areas offer public water and sewer systems, some areas of
West Anne Arundel County are still served by septic systems and wells. Be sure you
know which you have before you purchase, as strict regulations govern well and septic
systems in our coastal region. For public water and sewer service, contact Anne
Arundel County’s Billing Department at 410-222-1144.
Anne Arundel County offers twice-weekly trash service, with one day designated
for recyclables. To find out what days your trash is collected, ask a neighbor or
call 410-222-6100. County goals are to achieve 50% recycling of all trash, so do
your part by recycling all the paper, plastic, metal, and glass that comes into
your home. Visit www.RecycleMoreOften.com
for detailed information.
Verizon provides a variety of local and long distance plans. You can arrange
service online at www.verizon.com or by calling
1-800-VERIZON (837-4966). They also offer packages including wireless, phone, and
Comcast offers cable television service throughout most of West Anne Arundel
County. Call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) or visit
www.comcast.com to arrange service. Much of West Anne Arundel County is covered
by Verizon’s FiOS TV, with Verizon DIRECTV (Satellite) as another option. Call 1-888-881-8161
or visit www.verizon.com for more information
on these services.
A wide range of internet service possibilities are available in technology-oriented
West Anne Arundel County. Comcast, Verizon, and Broadstripe all offer a variety
of plans which include cable and internet services — visit their websites to find
the plan that best suits your needs.
New residents from out-of-state should register their vehicles in Maryland within
the first 60 days of establishing residency. A certificate of title will be required
along with a current Maryland certificate of inspection (available at most automotive
service stations and car dealers).
For a complete list of requirements and forms, visit their website at
www.mva.maryland.gov or call the
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) at 800-950-1682. From out-of-state,
Drivers’ licenses and Maryland identification cards are also issued by the MVA.
Call to locate a full-service office near you and to ensure you bring proper documentation
(Maryland requires proof of your complete identity including middle name, if you
use one). In Anne Arundel County, there are offices located at 160 Harry S. Truman
Parkway in Annapolis and at 6601 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.
If eligible, you can register to vote when you apply for your driver’s license.
For more information on voter registration, visit the website of the Anne Arundel
County Board of Elections at www.aacounty.org/elections,
or call 410-222-6600.
All dogs and cats over the age of four (4) months must be licensed through
Anne Arundel County. New residents moving into the County have thirty (30) days
to license their dog or cat over the age of four (4) months. The county recently
instituted a new 3-year licensing option, with discounted rates, to make it easier
for residents to comply with the law. For more information or to download a form,
visit Anne Arundel
Animal Control or call 410-222-8900.