Report Pollution

Report Pollution

Contact Your Local Environmental Agency

We encourage you to report incidents:

The Department of Natural Resources’ Chesapeake Bay Safety and Environmental Hotline 877.224.7229 is a 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 and 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

US Coast Guard Station Annapolis: (410) 267-8107

Maryland Natural Resources Police: 410.260.8940 or 410.260.8888 (24-hr hotline)

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Anne Arundel County

Report By Phone (311)

Citizens are encouraged to dial 3-1-1 to reach an Anne Arundel County customer service representative who will listen to your concern and take action. Representatives are available 24 hours 7 days a week to take your call.

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

City of Annapolis

Office of Environmental Policy: 410-260-2200