Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find helpful links to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Information on local public school systems: Here you will also be able to find information on neighborhood jurisdictions and feeder schools. We always advise our clients to visit the local schools in person.
- Frederick County MD: www.fcps.org
- Washington County MD: www.wcpsmd.com
- Montgomery County MD: www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org
- Carroll County MD: www.carrollk12.org
Crime reports: This is a very common question and one in which Federal Fair Housing laws prohibit a Realtor from answering. There are many sites that will provide all the information you are looking for. Here are just a few:
Maryland Judicial Case Search. Search court cases by name and jurisdiction. www.casesearch.courts.state.md.us
Crime Reports: Search crime reports by date, date ranges, areas etc.
Sex Offender Registry: View sex offenders in your area by zip code, name, type, etc.
http://www.dpscs.state.md.us/sorsearch/ or www.familywatchdog.us
Press Releases (Issued by City): This will notify you of road closures, emergency situations, etc. You can subscribe to various notifications www.nixle.com
Utility Providers: Before you move we advise calling the local utility company to get an idea of what your average utilities will run.
Potomac Edison (Central and Western MD): 800-686-0011
Pepco Montgomery County: 202-833-7500
BGE Carroll and Howard Counties: 800-685-0123
Washington Gas (most of MD): 800-752-7520
These municipalities have their own electric services: Town of Thurmont: 301-271-7313
City of Hagerstown: 301-790-2600
Cable & Internet providers:
COMCAST: 888-COMCAST Verizon FiOS: 877-717-4552