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Eden Mill Road will be closed at the bridge over Big Branch, to all traffic, including emergency vehicles in order for repairs to be made to Bridge #111. The Eden Mill Nature Center will remain open during this project. Click here for more infor...
November 8, 2018 UPDATE: Unfortunate news, the west abutment failed this morning. Thankfully, the contractor's crews were not under the bridge at the time and all are safe. Harford County tried to keep the structure, but it is no longer safe, no...
Bridge was on the long term replacement schedule, but remained in acceptable condition. In fact, the bridge itself appears to be relatively intact from the floods with the severe erosion to the surrounding roadbed and behind the abutments, being primarily...
January 9, 2019 UPDATE: Repair work on Bridge #122 has been completed and the road closure has been adjusted to allow public use of said bridge. Please click on the following link for a map showing the updated road closure.
Green Road, from Long ...
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Bridge #154 located 3/10ths of a mile east of MD 136 due to the structural degradation of the supporting beams. It will be closed until further notice to all traffic, including emergency vehicles. ...
Bridge located just east of 2920 Snake Lane. This bridge was already slated for replacement and the project was awarded with construction scheduled to start on September 24th. This structure did not wash out and repairs could have potentially be...
Tollgate Road, from W Ring Factory Road to Plumtree Road, will be closed on Monday, September 24, 2018 for culvert replacement and roadway reconstruction. This road closure is expected to last until June 28, 2019. Access will be limited to emergency vehic...
A Gold 911 Award was presented to Deven Billings, a third-grader at Joppatown Elementary School, who recently called "911" while seeking help for his diabetic aunt.
On December 13, 2012, 11 year old Lucas Custer called 911 at 4:17 pm to report that his mother was unresponsive and moaning. Dispatcher Kara Angelo, the 911 Calltaker, remained on the line with Lucas until Police arrived. During this time Lucas remained v...Read on...
On Monday June 10, 2013, Kim Stritzinger - Public Safety Dispatcher III / Public Educator, representing the Harford County Department of Emergency Services presented a Gold 911 to 10 year old Jack Dempsey after we received the following nomination for hi...Read on...
Old Philadelphia Road from MD Route 40 to Perryman Road has reopened. This section of road had been closed since the end of October for utility construction.
In response to forecasts of extremely cold weather, the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company will be opening as a warming center for Harford County citizens beginning Sunday, January 20, 2019.
Local businesses and community nonprofits with successful recycling and waste reduction programs are invited to apply for a 2018 Harford County Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Award.
Harford County farmers can drop off used tires from their agricultural vehicles free of charge at the Harford Waste Disposal Center from January 28 to February 11, 2019. The center will accept tires from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every day except Sundays.
Harford County will begin accepting funding applications in February from local nonprofits promoting tourism and related activities in the fiscal year 2020. The application deadline is March 22, 2019.
The virtual meeting format expands opportunities for public engagement by providing for in-person testimony along with multimedia options available now, up to, and including the meeting planned for Thursday, January 24, 2019.
Trappe Church Road between MD Route 161 and Poole Road in Darlington will be reopened to all through traffic by the close of business on Friday, January 11, 2019.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued a statement today.
Harford County has retained its Triple-A bond rating from all three of the nation’s major independent bond-rating agencies. Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch have each reaffirmed their highest possible rating for Harford County.
Harford's public bus system will upgrade services with new routes & schedules beginning on Monday, January 14, 2019. In response to customer requests, Harford Transit LINK will roll out the improvements.
Siblings of children with special needs have special needs themselves. To help families address these needs, the Harford County Office of Disability Services, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, will offer a “SibShop”.
In his 2018 message, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman sends best wishes and invites citizens to come together and "shop local" during the holiday season.
Harford Transit LINK is making commutes easier with Token Transit, a free smartphone app for bus riders that eliminates the need to carry exact fare or a bus pass. Download the app from Google Play or the App Store and select Harford Transit LINK.
Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a range of hazardous situations. Register now for Harford’s free “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program developed by our Dept. of Emergency Services.
A previously announced closure for road reconstruction has been delayed until spring 2019 for the section of Moores Mill Road in Bel Air from MD Route 924 and U.S. Business Route 1. The delay is due to scheduling conflicts with utility work.
County Executive Barry Glassman took the oath of office today for his second term, expressing optimism for Harford’s future and calling on local citizens to help unify the nation.
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Harford County Historic Preservation Awards. The awards continue a tradition started in 1995 to honor excellence in historic preservation within the county. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 18, 2019.
Trappe Church Road in Darlington between Poole Road and MD Route 161 will be closed to repair flood damage to the bridge over Hollands Branch.
Riviera Drive from Kearney Road to Haslett Road in Joppa will close on Monday, December 3 for approximately three weeks for utility construction.
The public is invited to attend as Harford County government leaders take the oath of office for their upcoming four-year term.
A draft of Harford’s first Green Infrastructure Plan is now available online for public review & comment. Green infrastructure is an interconnected network of forests, wetlands & waterways that supports natural ecosystems.
Moores Mill Rd. from MD Rte. 924 to U.S. Rte. 1 will be closed on Monday, Nov. 26 for approximately two months for road reconstruction. Emergency vehicles, school buses, and residents who live along this section of road will be allowed to travel through.
On Wednesday, November 14, Harford County parents and caregivers are invited to join in the county’s third annual Night of Conversation by having dinner with their families and talking to their children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Applications are open for volunteers seeking an appointment by County Executive Barry Glassman to the advisory boards and commissions under his administration. Appointees serve a four-year term and contribute to effective local government for citizens.
County Executive Glassman presented a $12,300 contribution to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation on Nov. 5 to help build a Wall of Remembrance that will be incorporated into the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
Harford Transit LINK will hold three public hearings on proposed changes to its fixed route bus schedule, as required by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman issued the following statement after tonight’s election results:
Under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, Harford County government is joining the campaign again this year by collecting new shaving supplies and other toiletries to support local veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness.
The Harford County Department of Community Services’ Local Management Board and Office of Disability Services are seeking dynamic vendors & exhibitors for the Youth & Family Resource Festival to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
At 11 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will lay a wreath at the World War I memorial at Tydings Park in Havre de Grace, joining Mayor Bill Martin & other local officials.
Old Philadelphia Road from MD Route 40 to Perryman Road will be closed beginning on Monday, October 29 for approximately six weeks for utility construction.
Harford County’s Office of Disability Services and Commission on Disabilities honored several individuals and organizations at their annual Employment Recognition Luncheon on October 23 at the Maryland Golf and Country Clubs in Bel Air.
Harford County is beginning a $640,000 dredging project in Joppatowne to provide safe, navigable ingress and egress to Foster Branch Channel and Spur, the Taylors Creek West Entrance Channel and Rumsey Island Outfall.
The stories of 25 selfless volunteers inspired everyone at the 32nd Annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People Awards ceremony hosted by County Executive Barry Glassman and the Harford County Department of Community Services on October 11.
Recent events in Harford County are a tragic reminder that emergencies and disasters can happen anywhere at any time. Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a wide range of hazardous situations.
In support of those who served our nation, Harford County will host a resource fair for veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 at the Bel Air Armory, 37 N. Main St. in Bel Air.
Swan Harbor Farm will host a free wedding expo from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 3 at 401 Oakington Road in Havre de Grace. The expo will be a one-stop opportunity to meet a vast array of wedding professionals and vendors.
Choose Civility Harford County is growing with new online tools and fall activities to promote respect, empathy and tolerance countywide. Launched in June 2018, Choose Civility Harford County is part of a nationwide grassroots movement.
In a fire, seconds can mean the difference between a safe escape and the tragic loss of life. October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week and Harford County officials urge all citizens to make a fire safety plan.
The Harford County Office of Recycling has partnered with The Bayou Restaurant to provide a public recycling bin for oyster shells at 927 Pulaski Highway in addition to the Harford Waste Disposal Center. There is no drop-off charge at either location.
Warm socks, mittens and hats are greatly needed each winter yet they are least often donated to homeless shelters. To fill the gap, Harford County government, in partnership with Harford County Public Library, is sponsoring “SOCKtober.”
Developed two years ago by Harford County’s Watershed Protection & Restoration Office, this award-winning program encourages citizens of all ages to take selfies at various locations, post a comment about their experiences and win T-shirts & other prizes.
Harford County has asked the Maryland Court of Appeals to resolve key legal issues in a case involving the county’s denial of a rubble landfill on Gravel Hill Road proposed by Maryland Reclamation Associates (MRA).
Tollgate Road between W. Ring Factory Road and Plumtree Road in Bel Air will close to through traffic for four months beginning on Monday, September 24 for culvert replacement and road reconstruction.
Celebrate National Estuaries Week at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center from Saturday, September 15 through Saturday, September 22, 2018. With hands-on activities that include hikes, kayak and canoe trips, and stewardship opportunities.
Hurricane Florence is expected to hit south of Maryland later this week, but Harford County citizens should prepare now for local impacts including flooding and power outages.
Green Road from Long Corner Road to the Baltimore County Line is closed to all through traffic for approximately 10 months for a planned bridge reconstruction project.
Open enrollment for Medicare Part D, the federal program for prescription drug coverage, begins on October 15 and ends on December 7, 2018 for the 2019 coverage year.
To assist recovery efforts after flash floods on August 31, Harford County government is gathering information on storm damage from affected citizens and updating county road closure information with an online map.
The Harford County Second Chance Job & Resource Fair is set for Thursday, October 4 for individuals ages 18 and up who have had past criminal charges or experienced incarceration. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The EPICENTER at Edgewood.
With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees over the next few days, Harford County Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Health Department, will offer “cooling centers” at all library branches.
Finding your happy place just got easier in Harford County. Our Dept. of Parks & Recreation has streamlined its online services to help citizens find activities, register for programs, make payments and rent facilities more conveniently than ever before.
Harford County will hold an open house to gather citizen input on proposed implementation strategies for the county’s first Green Infrastructure Plan. A draft of the plan will be published on the county website and presented at the open house.
Harford County Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Health Department, will offer “Cooling Centers” at all library branches during normal business hours on Tuesday, Aug. 28 and Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Represented by the color purple, National Recovery Month shines a light on recovery. Harford County will join voices nationwide this September to recognize Recovery Month with purple lights on buildings & a series of free events for citizens of all ages.
Harford County will offer a series of free classes on mental health and safety this fall to raise awareness and empower citizens as young as 12 to peacefully resolve conflict and help others in crisis; weekly training classes start Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The next four-week session of Harford County’s free “Prepare Because You Care” emergency preparedness training program will be held on Tuesday’s beginning on September 4 through September 25 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company.
The Harford County Commission on Disabilities is seeking nominations for awards to be presented at the 2018 Employment Recognition Luncheon on October 23, marking Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Harford County Parks & Recreation will close Benjamin’s Bridge – Deer Creek Canoe/Kayak Launch on Conowingo Road in Street beginning Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10 for necessary repairs to the parking lot.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered that the Flag of Harford County be lowered to half-staff effective immediately in honor of Firefighter Nathan Flynn of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
Ten citizens dedicated to improving the health of local streams graduated on May 22, 2018 from the inaugural class of the Harford County Master Watershed Stewards Academy.
Harford County Honored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its efforts to raise awareness about opioid addiction through the arts.
Thirty-one citizens with disabilities, ranging in age from 8 to 45 years, experienced the thrill of learning to ride a bike at Harford County’s second annual iCan Bike Camp held the week of July 9, 2018 at the Churchville Rec Center.
New Park Road at the bridge over Island Branch in the Norrisville area will be closed on or about Monday, July 23 for approximately six months for a bridge replacement project.
Following a successful launch in June, Choose Civility Harford County has announced a series of community activities and opportunities for individuals and local organizations to join the campaign promoting respect, empathy and tolerance countywide.
With the heat index expected to reach 105 degrees, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Health Department, will offer “Cooling Centers” at all library branches.
Harford County honored 17 individuals who have improved the lives of local youth at the 2018 Champions for Children and Youth Awards held June 22 at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Center in Bel Air.
Back by popular demand, Harford County will host a “poker run” on Saturday, July 14 as part of its award-winning Harford Streams Summer Adventure program to raise awareness and support for protecting local waterways.
Joe Rannazzisi, a former DEA official who has charged the pharmaceutical industry with culpability in the opiate epidemic was the keynote speaker for Harford County’s 14th annual Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Symposium.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman reunited today the family of a Bel Air toddler who nearly drowned on May 27 and the county government employees who helped save her life.
“Choose Civility” is a national campaign to lift up communities by promoting respect, empathy, and tolerance between individuals, and within and among organizations.
Summer messaging is underway by the Harford County Office of Drug Control policy to prevent drug abuse and deliver a powerful message: treatment works and recovery is possible.
Harford County has been awarded nearly $1 million in state funding to improve waterways in Abingdon and Joppatowne.
With summer gas prices on the rise, Harford Transit LINK will join with other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Harford County Department of Public Works will close Eden Mill Road at the bridge over Big Branch in Pylesville to all traffic, including emergency vehicles, to replace the deteriorated bridge deck.
Hurricanes can produce destructive winds over 150 miles per hour, flooding from torrential rain, devastating high tides, & even tornadoes. The hurricane season affecting Harford County runs from June 1 to November 30.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is pleased to announce that 28 local nonprofits will receive more than $1.5 million in fiscal year 2019 to plan and implement tourism-related activities.
Explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams, take selfies at your favorite locations and win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure, a program from the Harford County Department of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection & Restoration.
The National Association of Counties (NACo) has recognized Harford County’s efforts to raise awareness about opioid addiction through the arts with a 2018 “Best in Category” award in the Arts, Cultural, and Historic Preservation category.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and Treasurer Robbie Sandlass Jr. reviewed some of the 3,119 applications for a 20% property tax credit for qualifying seniors.
Harford Transit LINK bus operator Dave Hall won first place among nearly 40 drivers at the Transportation Association of Maryland’s “Roadeo” competition held on April 21 at the Dorsey MARC Train Station in Hanover.
Registration is now open for Harford County’s popular summer camp for people with disabilities ages eight & older to learn and experience the thrill of bike riding.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag to fly at half- staff effective immediately with the sudden passing of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. The flag will remain at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment.
The Baltimore County Department of Public Works will be closing Bottom Road over the Little Gunpowder Falls, near Guyton Road, to all traffic including emergency vehicles on or about Wednesday, May 16, 2018 to complete repairs to the bridge.
Harford County will permanently protect 2,425 acres of farmland from development under a series of bills introduced to the County Council Tuesday at the request of County Executive Barry Glassman.
Harford County’s Office of Drug Control Policy, in partnership with Aberdeen Proving Ground, is helping to distribute 10,000 free Deterra Rx pouches for citizens to safely dispose of their unused prescription medications.
Harford County collected 1,475 pounds of unused prescription medications for safe disposal at Drug Take Back Day collection sites on April 28 in Bel Air and Havre de Grace.
County Executive Barry Glassman welcomed area officials on Saturday, May 5 for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at Harford County’s new Agricultural Center located at 3525 Conowingo Road in Street. .
UPDATE: This road closure is cancelled. The tree fell down on its own and has already been removed. Baltimore Gas & Electric will be closing Old Joppa Road in Fallston between Summit Drive and Whitaker Mill Road from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9.
Promoting peaceful alternatives for resolving conflict, the Harford County Community Mediation Program is accepting applications now through Friday, June 1 for volunteer community mediators to begin weekend trainings in July.
County Executive Barry Glassman and the Harford County Commission for Women celebrated the next generation of women leaders at the eighth annual Women of Tomorrow Awards on April 26 at Bel Air High School.
Harford County will celebrate May as National Clean Commute Month with Bike to Work Day “pit stops” promoting biking as a fun, healthy, and low-cost transportation option.
Harford County Department of Public Works’ Bureau of Construction Inspections will close Carrs Mill Road from Wildwood Drive to Vale Road from 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 4 until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6 for the construction of the bridge over Bear Cabin Creek.
In recognition of May as National Historic Preservation Month, the Harford County Historic Preservation Commission, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, invites residents to celebrate local places that matter.
County Executive Barry Glassman is joined by some of the 98 county employees who volunteered nearly 700 hours with 17 local nonprofits from January through March for Harford County’s Day of Service project to honor Martin Luther King Jr.
More than 400 individuals attended Harford County’s biennial expo to assist teens & young adults with differing abilities in planning their journey to adulthood. The Expo was held on April 7 in Bel Air, connecting local families with support & resources.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman released his FY 19 budget today recommending no increases in tax rates and record-level investments in public safety, education, and libraries.
In recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunicators week, April 8 – 14, Harford County celebrates the dedicated county employees who answer and dispatch 911 calls, sending help when our citizens need it most.
The Harford County Personnel Advisory Board will meet on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. for the consideration and approval of the Pay and Classification Plan.
Promoting peaceful solutions to conflict in school communities, Harford County Community Services has partnered with Harford County Public Schools to launch Peaceful Alternatives, a free program available in elementary through high school.
Siblings of children with special needs have special needs themselves. To help families address these needs, the Harford County government, under the administration of County Executive Barry Glassman, is excited to offer the county’s first “SibShop”.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman today announced plans to strengthen security in local public schools with nearly $1.2 million in new funding to be included in his proposed FY 2019 county budget.
Harford County will offer a series of free classes on mental health and safety to raise awareness in the community and empower citizens to help others in crisis. Registration is now open for the weekly classes.
In recognition of National “Stop the Bleed” Day, Harford County will offer a free training for citizens to learn basic, life-saving actions that stop uncontrolled bleeding, the most common cause of preventable trauma death in the nation.
Harford County Parks & Recreation has broken ground on a new, interactive “sensory trail” at the Schucks Regional Park in Bel Air to give citizens with differing abilities a chance to play, exercise, and enjoy nature.
Annie’s Playground in Fallston will be closed for two days in April for murals and artwork that have faded over the past 12 years to be repainted by student volunteers from The John Carroll School.
Harford County government, in partnership with Maryland Environmental Service, has awarded its 2017 Business Recycling and Waste Reduction Awards to Fawn View Farm and Fawn View Manor Farm of Pylesville, and The Bayou Restaurant in Havre de Grace.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman welcomes you to celebrate Women's History Month by sharing the story of former Harford County Councilwoman Veronica "Roni" Chenowith.
To help citizens who are still without power from Winter Storm Riley, County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County Emergency Services information line to open until 10 p.m. today, March 5, & from 8 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
The following statement is from Harford County Executive Barry Glassman: “On behalf of the family of state Senator H. Wayne Norman Jr., I am deeply saddened to announce that Sen. Norman passed away at his home earlier today.
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman declared a local state of emergency at 10 p.m. on March 2 due to widespread power outages, downed trees, and hazardous travel conditions caused by damaging winds from Winter Storm Riley.
How does Harford County support healthy streams? The Dept. of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection & Restoration will host an open house for citizens to learn about & join in Harford County’s efforts to protect local streams & clean up the Bay.
Harford County will celebrate Arbor Day 2018 on Friday, March 30 by planting 250 trees at Annie’s Playground located at 864 Smith Lane in Fallston. Participants should arrive by 9:30 a.m.
Harford County government has been recognized for its fiscal year 2017 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association.
Effective immediately, County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered to half-staff in honor of Robert E. Comes, who served as Harford County’s sheriff from 1990 - 1994 and passed away on February 19, 2018.
Harford County government has entered into a partnership with the nonprofit Miracle League of Harford County, Inc. to help children with disabilities experience the thrill of playing ball.
Harford County is accepting applications now through Monday, April 2 for eligible seniors and retired veterans to receive a 20% credit on their county property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018.
Registration is now open for Harford County’s 2018 Expo for Transitioning Youth. This free conference helps teens and young adults with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans to transition successfully from high school to adulthood.
County Executive Barry Glassman has ordered the Harford County flag lowered and plans a moment of silence for two sheriff’s deputies who gave their lives in the line of duty two years ago.
This new office will improve efficiencies and strengthen opportunities for business development and community stability with a focus on jobs, transportation, and housing.
Maryland Public Purchasing Association’s Buyer of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement by procurement professional Stacy Rappold.
Harford County Department of Public Works will be closing Troyer Road Bridge #103, which is between Maryland Route 23 (Norrisville Road) and Harford Creamery Road, on or about Monday, February 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. for about one week.
Harford County Public Works will be closing Linkous Road Bridge over Falling Branch, between Maryland Route 136 (Harkins Road) and Maryland Route 24 (Rocks Road), on or about Wednesday, February 7, from 7:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. for about three days.