Privacy Policy/Disclaimer is administered and managed by the Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources.


Although every effort has been made to provide complete and accurate information, Frederick County makes no warranties, express or implied, or representations as to the accuracy of content on this website. Frederick County assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained in the website or the operation of the website. By using this website, you assume all risks associated with this use. Frederick County expressly disclaims any liability for any special, incidental, or consequential damages, including without limitation, lost revenues, or lost profits, resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained on this website. 

By using, the user is releasing and forever discharging Frederick County, Maryland, its agents, officers, employees, or any other persons acting on its behalf from all liability, causes of action, claims, costs, and demands for damages or injuries that might arise from the user’s visitation to the website. The user agrees to indemnify and hold the County harmless from any loss, cost, damage or other expenses attributable to any negligence on the part of the user.

Privacy and Information Security

It is the policy of Frederick County that personal information about website visitors will only be collected to the extent necessary to provide the service or benefit desired and that only the appropriate information be collected. The County does not sell, share, or trade information collected on this site; however, information provided to any state or local government entity is subject to the Maryland Public Information Act, Title 10, Subtitle 6, Part III of the State Government Article of the Maryland Annotated Code. The above is not intended and should not be interpreted as a contract of any nature, either stated or implied

Information submitted to the County will not be sold to third parties. The County may use the data submitted to publish program results in aggregate to evaluate or promote

Users who submit content such as articles, comments, or other media will be providing permission for the County to publish this information, by participating in Any submitted information or media that is not original to the submitter or copyrighted must be properly cited.

We maintain a variety of security measures to keep your information secure, including a secure server and firewall, and a password protected log-in.

Collected Information

Identifiable information is collected from users who create a user account; fill out a form; or submit a comment or story.

If you create a user account, fill out one of our online forms, or send us an email, you will be supplying us with information (such as your name, email address, or physical address) that will enable us to identify and contact you. We may use this information for the completion and support of a specific request, to contact you about your participation with, or to personalize your experience on this website. We will not sell, rent or give this information to outside third parties.

General, anonymous information about the visitors to our website may also be collected. This information may include pages visited, the computer platform and browser type used, how long pages are visited, whether the visitor has been to our site before, and the order of pages visited. This information is collected and reviewed in the aggregate and is not personally identifiable. The information is used to help us administer our site and to understand how visitors interact with our site so that we can continue to improve it. also logs your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address (the location of your computer on the Internet), date and time of the visit for system administration, troubleshooting and statistical reporting purposes.

We may use cookies (small text files stored on your hard drive) to help determine whether you've been to our site before and what pages you've visited. This information is not personally identifiable and is used to analyze trends, to administer our site and to help us improve them.

External Links

As a service to the visitors of, Frederick County has provided hyperlinks to informational resources developed by other organizations that provide services or programs. The County cannot guarantee the relevance, completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of the information provided on these non-County links. The County does not endorse any non-County organizations’ products, services, or viewpoints. The County is not responsible for any materials stored on other non-county websites or Social Media sites, nor is it liable for any inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illegal materials found on other Web sites or Social Media sites, and that the risk of injury or damage from viewing, hearing, downloading or storing such materials rests entirely with the user.

Public Forums may make completed actions, submitted comments, and submitted stories available to other site users. Please note that any information disclosed in these areas will become public information. Exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these sections.

The County reserves the right to delete comments and stories, without notice, that: i) are off topic; ii) are solicitations or advertisements for commercial products or services; iii) infringe on copyrights or trademarks; iv) are obscene under legal standards; or v) speech that is otherwise unprotected by the First Amendment that the County deems inappropriate for the site. The County reserves the right to delete comments that are more that thirty (30) days old.

By virtue of providing content to this site, you agree that you have no expectation of privacy in the information provided.

This site does not circumvent or supersede the County’s normal business practices or processes. For example, responses to requests for proposals, invitations for bid, or other competitive procurements are not properly submitted via this site. Content submitted to this site is not legal notice to the County.

Policy Changes

This policy may change from time to time, and any such changes will be effective whenever they are posted to the website.