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Human Trafficking

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National Human Trafficking Hotline 24/7 Confidential

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For More Information on Human Trafficking in Maryland click here





See State and Federal websites for up-to-date information on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).  Maryland website and Federal websiteAVOID SCAMS



Governor Hogan has extended the moratorium on utility, phone and internet service shut offs to JULY 1, or the end of the State of Emergency (Governor Hogan Executive Order)


New COVID-19 section on our Publications page. We have posted FAQs on payment and service policies during the State of Emergency for each gas and electric utility. We also have posted energy assistance FAQs for customers and agencies. There is also information on water companies. For more detailed assistance information, check out our Baltimore City and County specific RESOURCE GUIDES on our Publications page.

Due to concerns about the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and Governor Hogan’s declaration of a State of Emergency in Maryland, the Office of People’s Counsel has made significant changes to its operations. Rest assured that OPC and its employees continue our work to represent the interests of residential consumers in ongoing legal proceedings before the Public Service Commission, federal agencies and the courts, and remain responsive to the questions and concerns of utility consumers throughout the State.

IMPORTANT: Electric, gas, water, phone and Internet companies cannot turn off your service during the State of Emergency, except for safety reasons.

OPC has closed its physical office at 6 St. Paul Street in Baltimore and is no longer accepting public visitors at that location.

Send an email to DLInfo_OPC@maryland.gov. If you have an email address and internet access, this is the best way to contact OPC. The web emails are reviewed several times a day.  

Call 410-767-8150 or 1-800-207-4055 and leave a detailed voice mail message: name, phone number, email address if you have one, and the subject of your call. The messages are reviewed several times a day, and a staff member will contact you. 

If you have been working on a matter with an OPC staff member, you can contact that person by using their personal email or calling the general phone lines to leave a message.

Only essential staff are onsite for specific tasks during the week, and mail may be reviewed only once per week.

Public hearings have been cancelled through the end of March. The Public Service Commission will publish notices of any new cancellations of hearings, as well as any changes in how the hearings will be handled. Check the PSC website for more information at www.psc.state.md.us
or contact OPC at DLInfo_OPC@maryland.gov

Paula M. Carmody

People’s Counsel





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