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Annapolis Government Services

Office of the Mayor

Mayor Mike Pantelides

Mayor Mike Pantelides

Michael John Pantelides became the 136th Mayor of Annapolis in November of 2013. Mayor Pantelides’ goal is to preserve the city’s innate historic charm while improving the Annapolis experience for its citizens, businesses and visitors.

The Mayor is a third generation Annapolitian, whose grandparents arrived in Annapolis from Greece and Cyprus in the 1940’s, and opened The Royal Restaurant in the heart of the City’s Historic District. The Pantelides family has thrived as leaders in business and community because of one common denominator, their love of Annapolis.

Mayor Pantelides is dedicated to striking a balance between protecting the environment and promoting economic development. His personal experience as an Eagle Scout, a volunteer with the Annapolis Jaycees, Habitat for Humanity, 21st Century Education Foundation, and faith-based groups give him a unique perspective of those in need. Recognizing the vast talent of its citizenry, Mayor Pantelides will ask each Annapolitan to volunteer their talents to make the city a better place.

Michael John Pantelides was born in Annapolis on September 5, 1983 to parents John and Gloria Pantelides. He attended Kneseth Israel Kindergarden, Germantown Elementary, St. Martins Lutheran School in Annapolis and Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn. In 2007 he received a B.A. in Philosophy from West Virginia University.

For more information on the office of the Mayor, including the Idea Team, the Transition Team, budget, and the Mayor’s official blog, visit

Trash Pick-up & Recycling

Refuse must be placed in a closed container with a maximum capacity of 32 gallons according to the City Code. The maximum weight of the filled container must not exceed 50 pounds.

For recycling to be picked up, you must use an “Annapolis Recycles” blue bin that is provided by the City. The bins are provided free by the Public Works Department located at 145 Gorman Street on the 2nd floor. You can also pick them up at the Operations Center located at 935 Spa Rd. between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm weekdays, except on holidays. Taller bins are only available at the Operations Center.

For more information on bulk pickup, Christmas trees, e-Cycling, leaf collection, and more, visit

To look up your route number and schedule for trash pick-up and recycling click here.

Police & Fire

Annapolis Police Department

The Chief of Police in Annapolis is Michael A. Pristoop. The Annapolis police department employs 131 full-time, sworn officers and 87 civilians according to 2008 numbers provided by the City. The police force protects more than 36,000 residents in an area of 7.2 square miles, and last year responded to more than 42,000 calls for service. In the police department’s 2009 Annual Report, Chief Pristoop notes that crime in 2009 was reduced by 36% due to the hard work and dedication of the Annapolis police force.

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Annapolis Fire Department

The Fire Chief in Annapolis is David L. Stokes Sr. The Annapolis fire department responds to all types of emergencies including: fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS), hazardous materials, rescue, and bomb squad services. The Annapolis fire department consists of three engine companies, two truck companies, and three advance life support paramedic units.

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