Department of Administration

Provide efficient responsible management of funds, resources, and personnel to ensure the prompt delivery of quality service.

  • Execute the vision of the Mayor and City Council
  • Direct the day to day operations of the City, serving fourteen thousand citizens
  • Direct the personnel management of one hundred employees
  • Develop strategic and capital improvement plans
  • Develop and maintain the official City records

Department of Public Works

Design, build and maintain adequate infrastructure. Provide prompt, efficient services to include the manufacture and delivery of quality drinking water, and the treatment of wastewater.

  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Associated Distribution and Collection Systems
  • Parks, Streets, Sidewalks, Storm Water Collection Systems
  • Solid Waste and Recycling
  • Public Land and Buildings
  • Capital Projects

Department of Finance

Provide a centralized financial management function to ensure fiscal control and judicious use of the City’s financial resources. The Department of Finance is responsible for the timely and accurate recording of all the City’s financial transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices.

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Water and Sewer Billing and Collection
  • Tax Billing and Collection
  • Investment Management
  • Debt Management

Department of Planning

To preserve, protect and enhance the physical and built environment for its’ historic heritage and for the prosperity of present and future generations and all those who live, work and visit within this unique Chesapeake Bay community.

  • Zoning Regulations
  • Building Codes
  • Building Permits
  • Land Development/Subdivision
  • Property Maintenance
  • Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Management
  • Floodplain Management
  • Wetlands and Forest Conservation
  • Residential Rental Registration

Police Department

The fundamental mission of the Havre de Grace Police Department is to serve our community and enforce the law in a fair and impartial manner. The Department will further strive to preserve the peace and assure all constitutional guarantees in an effort to sustain the highest quality of life possible for our citizens and visitors. Visit our website for more information.

  • Community Policing
  • Prevention
  • Traffic Safety
  • K-9 Unit
  • Landlord Training Program
  • Bike Unit

Department of Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development, under the Direction of the Mayor of Havre de Grace, is responsible for:

  • All matters related to the advancement or promotion of economic development in the City of Havre de Grace
  • Maintaining liaisons with state and county elected officials and agencies involved with economic development activities and any related federal officials or agencies, including but not limited to contacts with Aberdeen Proving Ground;
  • Developing policies and programs to advance and promote private and public economic development opportunities in the City pertaining to industry, manufacturing, commerce, retail, banking, tourism, professional services, art, recreation, education and the available natural resources of the Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay;
  • Maintaining the liaisons with various commissions and committees within the City, {And Within Harford County And State Of Maryland} including but not limited to:
  • Havre de Grace Chamber of Commerce
  • Harford County Chamber of Commerce
  • Harford County Office of Economic Development
  • Maryland Economic Development Association or MEDA
  • Havre de Grace Downtown Merchants Association
  • Havre de Grace Arts Collective
  • Havre de Grace Preservation Commission
  • Community Foundation of Havre de Grace
  • Developing and implementing short- and long-range plans for economic development in the City
  • Managing the daily operations and staff of the Department of Economic Development, which shall draft, promote and manage all public and private grants related to economic development in the City and prepare and maintain a departmental budget