Need-to-know Information for New and Current Residents
Welcome to Annapolis!
Annapolis Parking is your one-stop resource for downtown parking maps, news, permits, transactions, and much more. Annapolis Parking is managed by two vendors: Premium Parking (historic downtown) and SP+(all other areas of the City).
Here's what you need to know from the Department of Public Works. You'll find all the answers to new resident questions.
Water — Annapolis City provides water services to its residents and businesses. To find out more and for water-saving tips, visit the City water page. To pay a water bill, visit the City’s Utility Billing page.
Electricity, Gas — BGE provides electricity and gas to most of Central Maryland. Visit BGE's website or call 1-800-685-0123 for more information.
Please use the tabs below to learn more about the many services and features available to make the most of living in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
- Local Government
- Trash and Recycling
- Home Buying and Renting
- Learn about Public Safety
- Getting Around Annapolis
- Parks and Recreation
- Events and Things to Do
- Register to Vote
- Get in Touch
Get a Residential Parking Permit: Residential Parking Permits allow Annapolis residents to park their vehicles on-street in one of the five (5) designated Special Parking Districts where they reside. To learn more and purchase a permit, visit our Residential Parking Permit webpage.
Reserve On Street Parking: Moving into your new home? Consider reserving on-street space for your moving vehicle. Parking customers can reserve on-street parking if they provide at least 72 hours prior notice. Reservations are valid from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. the next day, and are not permits for sidewalk or street closures. Learn more on our Reserve On Street Parking page.
Complimentary Garage Parking: Annapolis offers City residents complimentary parking validations for up to two hours per day at one of our four parking garages in downtown Annapolis: Hillman Garage, Knighton Garage, Gott’s Court Garage, and Park Place Garage. Learn how to get your complimentary passes by visiting our Complimentary Parking page.
Trash and recycling pick-up occurs on various days throughout the week in Annapolis. To find out when yours will be collected and for more information, visit the Waste Collection Service page.
The Annapolis Public Works Department can be reached at 410-263-7949.
The Anne Arundel County Association of Realtors offers information on available homes in Annapolis and how to choose a realtor, as well as information for renters.
Annapolis also offers various bus routes to stops like Eastport, Westfield Mall, and the Annapolis Towne Center. For detailed bus routes and schedules, visit the city bus routes page.
Prefer a two-wheeled option? The Bike Annapolis Program encourages residents to bicycle as a way to get around and tour its beautiful, seaside town — not to mention, it’s a great way to exercise. For a bike map and safety tips, as well as additional information visit our Bike Program page.
Annapolis Recreation and Parks enriches the quality of life for the Annapolis community by providing recreational, educational, and wellness programs within facilities, parks, and natural open spaces. To learn about the Pip Moyer Recreation Center and other offerings, visit Annapolis Recreation and Parks website.
Annapolis is not only Maryland’s State Capital, it also boasts itself as America’s Sailing Capital.
To learn about what Annapolis and the surrounding area has to offer. Check out Visit Annapolis.
Annapolis offers easy access to Baltimore, Washington D.C, and their respective beltways. There is plenty to see and do.
Want to get away? Annapolis also offers convenient access to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Need public transportation outside of Annapolis? The Maryland Department of Transportation offers bus routes to Baltimore, and Washington D.C. You can find bus route information on the Maryland Department of Transportation website.
In Maryland, to register to vote, you must be:
- A U.S. citizen;
- A Maryland resident; and
- At least 16 years old (you may register to vote if you are at least 16 years old but cannot vote unless you will be at least 18 years old by the next general election).
You can use Maryland's Online Voter Registration System (OLVR) or submit a voter registration application to the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections or the State Board of Elections at any time.
For more information, visit the Maryland State Board of Elections webpage.