Call 911 for any and all emergencies. The only way that Mount Vernon will see increased police presence is for crimes to be reported, no matter how big or small the offense.
311 Phone Application
For non-violent and non-emergency situations, 311 has an app in the app store for your mobile device, that will allow you to report issues immediately. This app is great for reporting burned out street lights, damaged sidewalks, potholes, and downed trees & limbs. The app may may be used to requesting graffiti removal, requesting bulk garbage picked up, reporting dirty streets & alleys, reporting against liquor and adult entertainment complaints, and parking violations. The app is also a great way to leave feedback for City Employees.
In Mount Vernon, all exterior construction and alterations for new and/or existing buildings must be approved through the MVBA Architectural Review Committee and CHAP. Learn more about the Architectural Review Committee and the process for getting work approved.
Zoning & Development
MVBA has two committees that over lap with responsibilities most of the time. Whether a project requires variances or assistance with Zoning and/or Development, it is best to contact the both the Zoning Committee and the Development Committee before any work has started in the neighborhood.
Most of the time, a permit is required for any construction work that is done at a property within the city. The One Stop Shop downtown at the Benton Building houses Baltimore City’s Permitting Department. If a permit is required work exterior work, MVBA’s Architectural Review Committee and CHAP will have to grant approval before any work can begin and permits distributed. baltimorehousing.org/permit_procedure