Annapolis Tornado Business Resources

The City of Annapolis is here to support businesses impacted by the Annapolis Tornado. More resources will be added to this page as they become available. 

Insurance

Contact your insurance company to understand what damage is covered by your policy. 

If you have any questions, or require any assistance working with your insurance company, please contact the Maryland Insurance Administration at 1-800-492-6116.

Permits

Once you have assessed the damage to your property, interview licensed contractors and hire one to conduct the work. They will draw up plans and give you an estimate for the time it will take to complete the work.

The City of Annapolis will expedite permits for tornado damage. Tell your contractor to inform the permit office that the damage is tornado-related. 

The contractor will apply for a permit with the City of Annapolis. Permit fees are waived for tornado-related damage. 

Once the contractor has received permit approval, construction can begin. 

For more information, contact the Department of Planning and Zoning at 410-260-2200.

Business Counseling

The Office of Economic Development works with two partners that provide free counseling services to local businesses. These organizations can assist businesses going through the disaster recovery process and help them plan for reopening. 

Small Business Development Center - 410-222-4476 

SCORE Southern Maryland -  410-266-9553

Tax Extension 

The Comptroller of Maryland has extended due dates for a variety of tax and motor fuel payments for businesses and emergency responders in Anne Arundel County affected by the storm.

Anne Arundel County businesses with questions about motor fuel extensions can email Chuck Elm at culm@marylandtaxes.gov. For other tax-related questions, individuals may call 410-260-7980 (from Central Maryland) or 1-800-MD-TAXES, or email taxhelp@marylandtaxes.gov. Businesses may call the Tax Practitioner Hotline at 410-260-7424.  

Additional Resources

If any business is looking to relocate following damage done to their existing site, Project Restore offers grants to businesses locating to a property previously vacant for a least six months.   

Businesses installing or upgrading sprinklers as part of their construction may be able to apply for the City's Sprinkler Assistance Fund, a low-interest loan that supports installation of sprinklers.