Report Pollution

Use Our Pollution Reporting Form

Other Ways To Report

  • Phone our pollution reporting hotline at 443.908.0696

  • If you see illegal dumping in progress, call 911 immediately

Reporting pollution through our website allows the Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper to track pollution incidents in the Patapsco watershed and follow-up with responsible agencies to ensure pollution issues are resolved. We do not sell or share your personal information. Read our Privacy Policy.

Contact Your Local Environmental Agency

We will contact your local agency when a pollution report is made through our website. However, we encourage you to report incidents as well.

Chesapeake Bay Safety and Environmental Hotline 877.224.7229 — toll-free phone number for Maryland citizens to call to report a problem on the tidal portions of Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay as well as the Coastal Bays. One phone call will direct citizens to the appropriate agency to make a report 24 hours a day 7 days a week to report any of the following:

  • Fish Kill or Algal Bloom

  • Floating Debris that Poses a Hazard to Navigation

  • Illegal Fishing Activity

  • Public Sewer Leak or Overflow

  • Oil or Hazardous Material Spill

  • Critical Area or Wetlands Violation

Maryland Department of the Environment: 866.633.4686 — 24-hour hotline to report any environmental emergency that poses an immediate threat to the public health or the well-being of the environment such as oil and chemical spills or accidents causing releases of pollutants.

US Coast Guard Baltimore Command Center: 410.576.2525
Maryland Natural Resources Police: 410.260.8940 or 410.260.8888 (24-hr hotline)

Baltimore City

General Concerns call 311 or 443.263.2220.
Environmental Crimes Unit to report illegal dumping: 410.396.4707
Erosion and Sediment Control: 410.396.4650

Baltimore County

Baltimore County Department of Environmental and Resources Management (DEPRM)
General Environmental Concerns: 410.887.3733
Sanitary Sewer Concerns: 410.887.7415
Erosion and Sediment Control: 410.887.3226

Anne Arundel County

24-Hour Environmental Hotline: 410.222.7777
Erosion and Sediment Control:  410.222.7763

Howard County

Erosion and Sediment Control:  410.313.1884
Stormwater Management Concerns: 410.313.6444