Residency Office

Residency Verification



Erika Hamlet, Residency Liaison
Vacancy,  Office Secretary
Office of Pupil Personnel Services
Cockeysville Middle School
10401 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Office:  443-809-6403
Fax:  443-809-8308


The Residency Office of Pupil Personnel Services assists families with an enrollment of their children in a Baltimore County Public School.  These enrollments may include special transfers, shared domiciles, informal kinship care, and serious family hardship situations. 

The Residency Office considers appeals and issues decisions regarding special transfers and withdrawals on behalf of the Executive Director of Academic Services.  The Residency Office conducts nonresident special cases involving admission to and/or withdrawal from school.  

The Residency Office helps parents understand our superintendent's policy and rules 5140 and 5150 which focuses on special transfers and nonresident cases respectively. The Residency Office provides leadership and the development, updating, and implementation of 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(s)/legal guardian(s) is required. Proof of residency must be updated each time residency changesThe following documentation is required for enrollment from one of the following:

*  Deed, which may include mortgage coupon book, real estate tax bill, or title.

*  Lease, which must include all pages and required signatures.

* Rental agreement with a private party owner, which must include proof of ownership

    from the landlord.   

*  Business mail, which must include (3) three pieces of business mail within 60 days.   

*  Photo Identification, which may include a work photo identification or student
    identification.  If you are using a driver’s license as photo identification, the address
    must match the address of the current domicile. 


RESIDENCY

For information on residency to Superintendent's Policy and Rule 5150.  
http://www.bcps.org/system/policies_rules/rules/5000Series/RULE5150.pdf

SPECIAL PERMISSION TRANSFER
For information on the for special transfer request refer to Superintendent's Policy and Rule 5140.  Before submitting an application for special transfer, the student must first be enrolled in their zoned school.  

NONRESIDENT
Nonresident students who are 
eligible to attend a Baltimore County Public School, as outlined in Superintendent’s Rule 5150 will be charged tuition according to the Office of Business Services.

NON-TRADITIONAL ENROLLMENT

HOMELESS SERVICE FORM
Neither the student nor the parent/guardian has a regular, fixed nighttime address in Baltimore County.

Homeless Student Service Form - (Must be approved by PPW)

SHARED DOMICILE 
The student is in the custody of a parent or legal guardian who continues to live in Baltimore County without the benefit of a deed or lease of their own; homeowner or leaseholder with whom the student lives in a Baltimore County. 

Shared Domicile Application (Must be approved by Residency Investigator or PPW ONLY.)

Aplicación de Domicilio Compartido Shared Domicile Application in Spanish (Debe ser aprobado por Residency Investigator o PPW SOLAMENTE).

Shared Domicile Renewal Form - This form is only used from (for this year May 1st until it was extended to July 31st.) (Must be sent to and approved by your school ONLY.)


CHILD OF EMPLOYEE
The student is the child of Baltimore County Public Schools employee who does not reside in Baltimore County, but who wishes their child to attend a Baltimore County Public Schools. 

Application To Enroll Child of Employee (Must be approved by PPW)

Nonresident Tuition Form (Must be approved by PPW)

Child of Employee Contract - (Must print and approved by PPW.)


SPECIAL PERMISSION TRANSFERS - Students must be enrolled at home school first prior to applying for a special permission transfer application for Form A and Form B.  

Special Permission Transfer Form A - School of Choice (Return application to the school principal.)

Special Permission Transfer Form B - Medical (Only BCPS can decide the best interest of school of choice.) Please send the application to the Office of School Climate at 105 West Chesapeake Avenue, 4th Floor, Towson, Maryland 21204. Due to COVID 19 pandemic, you can submit your Special Permission Transfer Form B electronically here.  (Please make sure you upload and medical supporting documentation along with your Special Permission Transfer Form B.)

Special Permission Transfer Form C - Student Contract (Must print this form and accompanied with Form A and Form B.)

STATE SUPERVISED CARE
The student is living with a Baltimore County resident/caregiver through an arrangement with a state agency such as the Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services, or the Department of Juvenile Services.  This includes students living in a foster home or a residential facility.


Application to Enroll State Supervised Care  (Must be approved by PPW)


INFORMAL KINSHIP CARE
The student is living with a caregiver in the absence of the parent due to one of several circumstances identified by Maryland Law 7-101; the caregiver is a Baltimore County resident who is a relative, but who does not have legal guardianship granted by a court or agency.  The parent's last known address was in the state of Maryland.

Affidavit of Informal Kinship Care (Must be approved by PPW)


INFORMAL HARDSHIP CARE
The student is living with a caregiver in the absence of the parent; the caregiver is a Baltimore County resident who is not a relative and who does not have legal guardianship granted by a court or agency; the parent may be in another state.  Informal hardship care may be granted only for the reasons stated in Superintendent's Rule 5150.

Application to Enroll Student in Hardship Kinship Care (Must be approved by PPW)


APPEAL PROCESS FOR SPECIAL PERMISSION TRANSFER
A decision of the principal or director to deny a special permission transfer application under this Rule 5140 may be appealed to the Executive Director, Department of Social-Emotional Support, c/o Residency Liaison, Baltimore County Public Schools, Cockeysville Middle School, 10401 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030. 

The appeal must be mailed and filed with the executive director within fifteen (15) business days of the date the application is denied.  The appeal must include the following:

a. The full name, mailing address, and telephone number for the person filing the appeal or that person’s designated representative. 
 
b. A copy of the application signed by the principal. 
 
c.  A concise statement of the issues presented and the facts about which the person is appealing. The executive director, or his/her designee, will review the facts of the case and issue a final decision in writing. 

The executive director, or his/her designee, will make every effort to issue a written decision within thirty (30) business days of the receipt of the written appeal.

Due to COVID 19 pandemic, you can appeal with your supporting documentation to PPSAppeals@bcps.org.  

APPEAL PROCESS FOR RESIDENCY 
Appeals must be emailed or mailed in writing and signed along with any supporting documentation, must accompany your appeal within fifteen (15) business days of denial and file with the Executive Director, Department of Social and Emotional Support, c/o Residency Liaison, Baltimore County Public Schools, Cockeysville Middle School, 10401 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030. 
 
Due to COVID 19 pandemic, you can appeal with your supporting documentation to PPSAppeals@bcps.org.