Nuisance Abatement – Police Padlock Law

Subtitle 43 of the Baltimore City Code authorizes Baltimore's Police Commissioner to order the closing (i.e. "padlock") of a premise to the extent necessary to abate a public nuisance. A premise may be subject to a Padlock Order if the Commissioner determines that a public nuisance. 

Baltimore City Police Ordinances Article 19  § 43

Rules and Regulations for Padlock Hearings – Public Nuisances