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If you would like to send money to an inmate, it must be done in the form of a Money Order or Cashier’s Check. Money Orders must be made payable to the Frederick County Adult Detention Center with the Inmate’s Full Name and Identification Number noted on the Money Order. Money Orders and Cashier Checks will only be accepted through the mail. Monies received by the Detention Center will be credited to the inmate’s account within forty-eight (48) hours (excluding weekends and holidays, and subject to restrictions and holds). All inmates will receive a receipt immediately for all deposits. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted for any reason. Mail received containing cash, personal check or incorrect cashier’s checks/money orders will be returned to the sender.
“Inmates Name and Number”Frederick County Adult Detention Center7300 Marcie’s Choice LaneFrederick, Maryland 21704
We contract this service to an outside billing vendor, AMB/Ambulance Medical Billing. They are based in Paducah, Kentucky and handle most billing issues.
For patients being transported by one of our Fire/Rescue companies, we have an agreement with local hospitals to forward insurance information directly to the billing vendor.
Copies of bills/reports can be requested from our HIPAA Compliance Officer at: Phone (301) 600-1308 or Fax (301) 600-1018.
There are many times, for whatever reason, that your insurance information is not received or that the insurance information submitted is not current. Our billing vendor will make every attempt to obtain your latest insurance information and submit a claim on your behalf. You may also contact the billing vendor directly at 1-844-889-7701 to provide this information.
Please contact our billing vendor at 1-844-889-7701 or the local office at 301-600-1644 to have this corrected.
Not all transports are approved by insurance companies, and many insurance companies will not pay if they feel the transport was not medically necessary. Please contact your specific insurance carrier directly to determine your coverage and the reason your transport was not covered.
As a Subscription Club member you are not billed for any balance that is not covered by your insurance. However, we will file a claim to your insurance company even if you have a subscription membership.
You can pay your ambulance bill by personal check or money order made payable to "Frederick County MD Ambulance Billing" and mail to: Frederick County MD Ambulance Billing P.O. Box 3660 Frederick, MD 21705.
We understand that an emergency can happen at any time, especially when you least expect it. Please be assured that we are committed to providing you with excellent professional care, regardless of your ability to pay. Our office will work with you to set up a payment arrangement that is comfortable and affordable to you. Contact the EMS Billing Coordinator at 301-600-6781 for assistance.
Please fill out this form: https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/FormCenter/Fire-Rescue-6/Fire-Report-Request-38. Once you submit your information, it will come directly to our office. Once the report is available we can send it to you.
Frederick County government currently does not have a bulk trash pickup program. Appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, stoves, etc. can be brought to the recycling center on Reichs Ford Road free of charge during normal business hours: Monday through Saturday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. Residents living within an incorporated municipality's town limits should contact that town to inquire about their bulk pickup program.”
Frederick County will remove large wildlife animal carcasses (i.e. deer, bear, etc.) that is located within the County's right-of-way. To report large animal carcasses located within the county right-of-way, please fill out a County Work Request form or contact us at 301-600-1564. Please refer to the "Removal of Animal Carcass on a County Road or Right-of-Way Policy".
This decision is handled by the Office of Transportation Engineering, you may reach them at 301-600-2930.
To report a damaged guardrail or request a new guardrail installation, please fill out a county work request form or contact us at 301-600-1564.
The Office of Highway Operations mows behind guardrails two times a year, then treats the area to keep the weeds down.
If you shovel your driveway apron before the plow comes through, always shovel snow to the right, facing the street. This will lower the amount of snow that will be pushed across your driveway entrance.
Please contact Central Communications at 301-600-1603 after hours. During regular business hours (7:00 am - 3:30 pm), please call Highway Operations at 301-600-1564 or fill out a County Work Request Form.
Does the individual understand that a decision needs to be made? Dies the individual understand the options available in making a decision? Does the individual understand the potential consequences of the decision and options? Can the individual direct the decision to appropriate parties? The areas of decision making on which most guardianships are focused are living conditions, medical care, vocations and educational services, ancillary professional services, caring for dependents, and managing finances.
provide a description of the nature and type of disability and an explanation of how that disability impacts the individual's decision making; offer an analysis and results of evaluations of the individual's mental and physical condition, educational level, adaptive behavior and social skills as appropriate; state an opinion about the need for guardianship, and provide supporting reasons for this opinion; and recommend suitable living arrangements and treatment or habilitation plans. This report should accurate reflect the skills and abilities of the person as well as the deficits and problems. Finally the report must be signed by all involved in the evaluation. Two Physician's or Psychologist's Certificates must also accompany the evaluation. The report must be timely and meet a time frame that is usually stated in the statute
A petition, which is the official request for the appointment of a guardian, will be prepared and signed by someone alleging incapacity, and the need for guardianship; it is then filed.
A hearing date will be set and usually a Summons is served. The summons is the official notice to the person with disabilities about guardianship proceedings, the time, and place.
Notice of the date, time and place of the guardianship proceedings is given to any interested parties, family members, proposed guardian, etc., in order that they can be present at the hearing if they choose.
A hearing will be held and evidence presented about the need for guardianship. The potential ward is usually represented by an attorney during the hearing process. Although, at times, the hearing may seem to be quite informal, this is an adversarial process and the petitioner must clearly demonstrate to the court that the individual needs a guardian of some sort.
The above includes very broad and general descriptions. During the appointment proceedings of a guardian the alleged disable person has specific due process rights that are enumerated in the various state laws. Although an attorney may not be required to establish guardianship in some areas, this is a legal process. It may be best to consult an attorney familiar with guardianship proceedings and disability.
Individuals - 18 years of age, not convicted of a felony, and not adjudicated disabled. Non-related professional Guardian - 18 years of age, not convicted of a felony, and not adjudicated disabled. A public or private institution, not supplying housing. Financial institutions (for estate matters only).
Person - makes decisions about person, programs, medical care, residence, release of confidential information. Property - manages and makes decisions about financial matters, benefits, real estate and other property often referred to as conservator. Plenary - means total and can be attached to guardianship of person or property or both. In most states there are exclusions to plenary guardianship, which may be residential placement, certain medical procedures, and sale or transfer of property. The guidelines again are in the state laws regulating guardianship. Limited - means that the guardian has only the authority specifically given by court order. The ward keeps all other decision-making rights not specifically outlines by the court order. In most states the appointment of a limited guardian does not equal a finding of legal incompetence. Successor - the court appoints another guardian when the original guardian dies, resigns, or is removed. Usually the successor has the same powers of the original guardian.
In Frederick County, the Adult Disabled Review Board meets quarterly to review each ward's case individually for appropriateness of guardianship and the need for continued guardianship services.
To receive an application, you may call the Frederick County Board of Elections at 301-600-VOTE (301-600-8683), or write them at: 340A Montevue Lane, Frederick, Maryland 21702. The voter registration application is available online here:
The voter registration application can be used for any changes, and is available online here: If you have any questions about the form, you may call the Frederick County Board of Elections at 301-600-VOTE (301-600-8683), or write them at: 340A Montevue Lane, Frederick, Maryland 21702.
If you know you cannot vote in person at your designated polling place on the day of an election, you can come to the Board of Elections, or you can download the absentee ballot application, complete the application, and then mail it, email it, or fax it to our office. You may also vote during Early Voting prior to Election Day. Early Voting for the 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is June 14 - 21, 2018 from 10 am-8 pm daily. Early Voting for the 2018 Gubernatorial General Election is October 25 - November 1, 2018 from 10 am-8 pm daily.
Information is available on the READY Frederick County website www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/READY to assist you in formulating your plan. To further assist you, links are also available to the READY.gov federal website and the American Red Cross - Frederick County Chapter. During an emergency, the County’s web site and local TV/radio stations will provide emergency information.
You also want to be prepared to “shelter in place” for 3 days. (For example, a big snow storm.) To shelter comfortably, you will want to have the basics: 1 gallon of water per person per day, food and manual can opener, a week’s supply of prescription medication, battery powered radio with extra batteries, extra batteries for hearing aids or other assistance devices, flashlight with extra batteries, a list of contacts with family members, friends, doctors, and first aid supplies. Any items you normally use that you would need for 3 days should an emergency occur should also be included. If you have a pet, you will need 3 days supply of food and water for each pet. Should you have to evacuate, these supplies should go with you. More extensive lists and information can be found on websites dealing with preparedness, such as www.ready.gov.
It is also a very good idea to have a “go bag” ready in case you have to evacuate either your home or work place. This small bag could include those personal items you would need if you had to leave without any notice as well as copies of financial records, pet’s veterinarian records, extra keys for house and car, cash, spare glasses or other special needs items, such as medications, batteries for assistance devices and copies of family documents.
Ask your supervisor for the company’s emergency plan and make sure you understand fully what their plans and policies are. You may also want to plan and practice an evacuation if the company does not routinely offer drills.
If you need assistance, make sure you coordinate with your supervisor and plan with co-workers in advance so they can provide assistance.
If you have hearing loss, you may also want to consider purchasing a close captioned battery operated TV in case of power outage.
For Frederick County Schools please visit www.FCPS.org
A variety of public and private entities notify local cable news and radio stations.
930 WFMD AMWFRE 99.9 FM WAFY KEY 103.1 FM NBC 25 WHAG - TVCable Channel 19 - Frederick County GovernmentCable Channel 18 - Frederick County Public SchoolsCable Channel 99 - Some of Frederick County's Municipalities, call your town office for more information
These exercises imagine incident-based scenarios that are most likely to occur and the County’s proposed response to the situation, based on available resources. The learning experiences gained from these exercises allow emergency managers to act as facilitators to emergency responders by providing support, expertise, and avenues to obtain resources that may be required to manage a particular incident.
Being aware and staying informed is key to reducing threats to life or property during a disaster. The Division of Emergency Management’s role is to support public safety agencies, continuity of government operations, and to provide reliable and timely information to the public during an emergency. The Emergency Operations Plan provides guidance across County departments, agencies and response organizations by describing an overall emergency response system.
The County offers emergency notifications through a variety of different methods such as text, television, website and radio.
During an emergency, the County’s resources may be scarce. That is why we encourage all residents to plan in advance, with neighbors, friends and family so if you should need assistance, you have people you can call on.
At times, travel restrictions are part of a State of Emergency. This is typically done to allow snowplows to clear the roads. At other times government offices may be closed. A State of Emergency permits government officials to recommend specific actions that citizens should take to insure the safety of their families and homes during the emergency. Each emergency is different, and different factors will impact the decisions made by State officials in response to the incident.
Prohibited parking on roads and streets designated as snow emergency routes and the use of snow tires/chains (most cars now use all weather tires, so changing to "snow" tires is unnecessary).
Once an emergency is in effect, all requirements are in effect until lifted. A Snow Emergency Plan is put into effect by county. Certain exceptions can occur while a snow emergency plan is in effect. A specific route(s) can be lifted and the remainders of the roads in the county still remain under the Snow Emergency Plan. For the most up to date information, it is advised to call the local MSP barrack for the county. In Frederick County, contact the Maryland State Police B Barrack at 301-600-4151. List of Maryland State Police Barracks
WatchA watch is used when conditions are favorable for dangerous weather to occur. The weather is not currently occurring.
WarningA warning means dangerous weather is happening in a certain region or is extremely likely to happen soon.
Weather watches typically come many hours before warnings. For example, a winter storm watch is usually declared for an area from 12 to 36 hours prior to a storm, while a warning indicates that a storm has been observed nearby and is about to hit the area.
AdvisoryAnother type of weather alert is an advisory. An advisory is similar to a warning except that the weather conditions are not as severe.
Although dealing with any disaster in the County will be paramount, the continuity of operations of the County Government must be maintained. Our emergency support functions, which include all County agencies, have established contingency plans to maintain operations to the entire County, even those who may not be affected by disaster.
Frederick County generally does not open warming or cooling centers unless extreme circumstances warrant them, such as the 2010 February Blizzard. If you are in need of a location to warm up/cool down, public libraries and other public buildings are an excellent resource.
Virtual School is part of Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS). Through this program, students can earn credits towards a high school diploma. Courses are aligned to FCPS Essential Curricula and represent a variety of merit, honors, and Advanced Placement options. Students should be self-motivated independent learners and they usually take one course at a time. Instructors are highly-qualified FCPS teachers with special training in working with students in a virtual setting. Family Partnership (FP) collaborates with Frederick County Virtual School. Through this collaboration, students that are enrolled in Virtual School classes that could also benefit from FP services are allowed to take their classes on-line in FP’s computer lab. Regular attendance at Family Partnership is required.
The National Register of Historic Places is a Federal designation administered in Maryland by the Maryland Historical Trust, the State agency for historic preservation. Visit their website for more information on benefits, how to nominate a property to the National Register, and the tax credit program. Maryland Historical Trust
Permit application is made at 30 N. Market St. in Frederick. Business hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please note that permit application must be made prior to 3:00 p.m.
If your property is not within an Incorporated Town or Frederick City, a permit for a fence is not required, because County Zoning regulations do not require a Zoning Certificate for a fence. Please check with Zoning Administration to confirm setback and height requirements.
Inspection requests are made by voicemail or fax. The permit number, permit type, kind of inspection, name (and company if applicable) and phone number are required. Requests received prior to 12:00 p.m. will be accommodated the next business day. If the inspector is unable to meet this request, the person that requested the inspection will be notified by phone. Please review the inspection procedures for more detail.
To become a registered vendor with the Frederick County Procurement & Contracting Department complete our online APSWin Vendor Registration and our Supplier Portal Registration. Both registration links can be located on our home page.
1. Click on Current Solicitations from the menu on the left of our home page to see current opportunities. 2. Click on “Get the Document” under the bid or RFP that you are interested in. 3. Enter your Federal ID and Password from your APSWin Vendor Registration to obtain the document. (You must be a registered vendor to view or print a bid document. Registration is free).
Roads that connect to a State highway are priority roads. Please see the Priority Roads Map
In major events our crews start by establishing a single passable lane on all roads. Then they work back through their routes, starting with priority roads, to clear lanes to their normal width.
The Division of Public Works does not endorse to employ stop signs to mitigate speeding. A stop sign is intended to give hierarchy of one street over another.
Please contact the Frederick County Public School (FCPS) Transportation office at 301-644-5366. FCPS holds the primary responsibility for safe pick-up and delivery of children.
State maintained roads (i.e. MD 550, US 15, I-70, etc) are under the jurisdiction of The Maryland State Highway Administration, District-7 Office, 301-624-8100.
County maintained roads, are under the jurisdiction of the Division of Public Works. Call 301-600-2930 to discuss county road speed limits.
City and municipal maintained streets are under those jurisdictions. Please contact your town office.
The Division of Public Works will only endeavor to erect parking restrictions and controls following confirmation of one of the three prerequisites. 1) Upon endorsement from any other County agency that the installation of said signs will better enable them to perform their enforcement duties. 2) Upon confirmation that parked cars constitute a hazard to motorists. 3) Upon confirmation of a maintenance issue such that the installation of said signs will better enable DPW to control or reduce our maintenance responses.
The County Office of Highway Operations will replace road signs (stop, curve, chevrons, etc.) and road name signs that are located along a county road. Please call 301-600-1564.
Please contact the Office of Transportation Engineering at 301-600-2930 or email for any new sign requests.
Contact Central Communications at 301-600-1603 or Maryland State Highway Administration at 301-624-8250.
Please contact Central Communications at 301-600-1603, or if calling within normal business hours (M-F 7:00 am - 3:30 pm), fill out a county work request form or call Highway Operations at 301-600-1564.
If you are a CITY WATER AND/OR SEWER customer, you should call 301-600-1440.
DUSWM is a member of "Miss Utility" (http://www.missutility.net/maryland/mdmemberutilities.asp) which is a member of a "One-call system" that allows a person to notify DUSWM of planned excavation or demolition by calling 1-800-257-7777 or 811, or via an interactive ticket request system.
Please note that Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management locators only mark Frederick County owned or operated water and sewer lines and do not mark private lines.