Report Pollution

1. Use our online pollution reporting form.

Reporting pollution through our online form helps our Baltimore Harbor Waterkeeper track pollution incidents and follow-up with responsible agencies. We do not sell or share your personal information. Read our Privacy Policy.

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2. Call our reporting hotline at 443-908-0696.

Call 911 IMMEDIATELY if you see illegal dumping in progress.


3. 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 (24-hour hotline)

This toll-free phone number for Maryland citizens to call to report any of the following problems in the tidal portions of Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay.

Maryland Department of the Environment

24-hour hotline: 866-633-4686 

US Coast Guard Baltimore Command Center


Maryland Natural Resources Police

24-hour hotline: 410-260-8888 OR 1-800-628-9944
Maryland Wildlife Crime Stoppers: 443-433-4112

Anne Arundel County

24-hour Environmental Hotline: 410-222-7777
Erosion and Sediment Control: 410-222-7763

Baltimore City

General concerns: 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 Protection and Sustainability
General Environmental Concerns: 410-887-3733
Sanitary Sewer Concerns: 410-887-7415
Erosion and Sediment Control: 410-887-3226

Howard County

Erosion and Sediment Control:  410-313-1884
Stormwater Management Concerns: 410-313-6444