Residency Office


Brian Oliver, Residency Liaison
 Stephanie Goode, Residency Secretary

The Residency Office assists families with special enrollments in Baltimore County Public Schools. These enrollments may include shared domiciles, state-supervised care, informal kinship care, serious family hardship situations, and other non-resident enrollments.

The Residency Office considers appeals and issues decisions regarding special transfers, withdrawals, and denial of enrollment on behalf of the Executive Director of the Department of Social-Emotional Support.

The Residency Office also helps parents understand our superintendent's policy and rules 5140 and 5150, which focus on special transfers and nonresident cases respectively. The Residency Office provides leadership in developing, updating, and implementing system-wide training programs regarding residency and enrollment.

                                                                        Proof of Residency

When registering for enrollment into a Baltimore County Public School, proof that the child is domiciled in Baltimore County with a parent/legal guardian is required.

Proof of residency must be updated each time residency changes, and the school must be notified of the change within 15 business days.


The following residency documentation is required for enrollment:

  • Proof of ownership, which may include a deed, mortgage coupon book, real estate tax bill, or title. -  OR
  • Lease, which must include all pages and required signatures.  -  OR
  • Rental agreement with a private party owner, which must include proof of ownership from the landlord and all pages and required signatures.


  • Three (3) proofs of residence which may include business documents, business mail, or other documents approved by a PPW, dated within 60 days.  Acceptable proofs of residence:  English     Spanish


  • Photo Identification, which may include a driver's license, a passport, a work photo identification, or other photo identification. 


The following documents are also required for enrollment

  -  Birth certificate or other documentation of student’s name and age; and
  -  Proof of immunization (Students missing required vaccines must have an appointment to obtain missing vaccine(s)/records within 20 days)
  -  School Registration Form
  -  Health History Form
  -  Transfer papers from prior school (Grades 1 – 12)
  -  IEP/504/Student Support Plan (If applicable) 
  -  Prior Care Form (Kindergarten Only)
  -  Proof of income (Preschool / PreK Only)

                                                                       Click here to view the comprehensive Registration Checklist

Board Policy & Superintendent's Rule 5150 - Resident and Non-Resident Student Eligibility

  -  Policy 5150
  -  Rule 5150
  -  Rule 5150 in Spanish


Office of Pupil Personnel Services
Jefferson Building, Lower Level
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Office: 443-809-6403
Fax: 443-809-8308
Email:  PPS Appeal Email

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