The Office of Enrollment, Choice, and Transfers will be closed Friday, December 6. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 410-396-8600.
Use of school buildings as community hubs is a win-win, contributing to both student and neighborhood success. There are partnerships in place among community organizations and schools across the district like community schools, food pantries, and health suites.
Providing space for parents and community organizations in new and renovated schools is a key priority of the district's 21st Century School Buildings Program.
What events qualify for permits?
An event qualifies for a permit if it is
*Elected officials are welcome to come into schools as part of their official responsibilities, and media may cover these visits. Visits should not be conducted as part of a political campaign. Also, elected officials may appear at school facilities at the invitation of the principal/designee for the purpose of instruction or clarification of public issues.
What events or activities are not allowed?
What is the difference between a permit and a lease?
Generally, a permit is required for a single event. A lease is needed if use of the building will take place regularly or over an extended period.
How do I get an event permit?
How do I get a lease, memorandum of understanding, or right of entry?
How can a company get permission to install a wireless antenna on school property?
Do I have to pay fees?
It depends. Fees are divided into categories covering building use, staffing that may be required (e.g., school police, custodian), and surcharges (e.g., for turf fields or use of stadium lights for athletic activities). Please refer to the fee schedule for more details. Please note that in cases where fees are payable, no waivers will be granted.
Can I make a donation to the school instead of paying a fee?
No, making a donation or contribution to the school will not help with issuing your permit, and will not affect the amount of the fee charged.
How do I pay the fees?
Send a certified check, organizational check, or money order made payable to Board of School Commissioners to
Baltimore City Public Schools
Real Estate and Permits
200 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
Payments can also be made in person by appointment at the address above. Please do not pay school personnel. Cash or personal checks are not accepted.