City Code & Charter


The City Code and Charter are the governing documents for the City of Bowie.

Every effort is made to guarantee the accuracy of this online version of the City Code. Readers are advised, however, that the only official version of the City Code is the printed version maintained in the City Clerk's office at City Hall.

For more information about maintaining the City Charter and City Code or how changes are made to both documents, contact the City Clerk at 301-809-3029.The City Clerk has no role in code compliance issues.

Code Compliance

If you have a question or concern regarding enforcement of the provisions of the City Code, or you have been cited with a code violation, please contact the Code Compliance Office at 301-809-3068 or visit the Code Compliance section of this site.