State & Federal Resources
Municipal Incorporation Handbook
A handbook on Maryland municipal incorporation, prepared by the staff of the Maryland Municipal League (MML), is available to individuals and committees seeking information on procedures and considerations associated with municipal incorporation. League staff members are also available to answer questions relating to this issue and to make presentations on municipal incorporation to community groups. Presentations can be arranged by contacting the member services or research departments at the MML office in Annapolis (1212 West Street).
Charter Amendment Procedures Handbook
A handbook on Maryland municipal charter amendment procedures, prepared by the staff of the MML, is available to persons seeking information on procedures and considerations associated with municipal charter amendments.
Municipal Annexation Handbook
A handbook on Maryland municipal annexation, prepared by the staff of the MML, is available to persons seeking information on procedures and considerations associated with municipal annexations.
Report on Legislation Affecting Municipalities
The "Report on Legislation Affecting Municipalities" is produced annually in June. The publication provides information on the many bills passed each year by the General Assembly, which have an impact on Maryland’s city and town governments. The report is divided into sections on economic and community development, employment and pensions, fiscal affairs, health and environment, public safety, and state and local government. A special legislative analysis section provides details on legislation that has a major impact on cities and towns. Each municipality receives one copy of the "Report on Legislation Affecting Municipalities." MML business associates also receive this report as one of their benefits.
State Shared Revenues Handbook
The "State Shared Revenues Handbook" provides information on state shared revenues and state administered local revenues that municipalities are eligible to receive. Listings include business license fees, financial institutions, highway user revenues, state aid for fire, rescue and ambulance services, state aid for police protection, admissions and amusement tax, and income tax. Each municipality receives one copy of the "State Shared Revenues Handbook."
Biannually in the spring of even-numbered years
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Maryland Municipal League
Phone: (410) 268-5514 1212 West Street Annapolis, Maryland 21401