New Residents

Need-to-know Information for New and Current Residents

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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.

  1. Parking
  2. Local Government
  3. Trash and Recycling
  4. Home Buying and Renting
  5. Learn about Public Safety
  6. Getting Around Annapolis
  7. Parks and Recreation
  8. Events and Things to Do
  9. Register to Vote
  10. 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.