Ethics Commission


The Calvert County Commissioners recognize that our system of representative government is dependent in part on the people maintaining the highest trust in county officials and employees. The people have a right to be assured that the impartiality and independent judgment of county officials and employees will be maintained and that this confidence and trust is eroded when the conduct of the county’s business is subject to improper influence or even the appearance of improper influence.

The Calvert County Ethics Commission:

  • Was created by the Calvert County Board of Commissioners
  • Administers the Calvert County Public Ethics Law
  • Provides ethics training and advice to county employees
  • Reviews annual Financial Disclosure Statements
  • Reviews lobbying Financial Disclosure Statements and Activity Reports
  • Conducts inquiries into alleged violations of the Calvert County Ethics Law

Ethics is about actions. It is about what we do. Remember, ethics is not about rhetoric. It is not about what we say, or what we intend. It is not just written code or a framed credo. If you have any doubt about your actions, please contact the County Ethics Commission and ask for advice first.


Have a concern, complaint, or inquiry? Submit via our online concern/inquiry form.

Financial Disclosure Statement

Financial Disclosure Statements are required for the previous year.

Financial Disclosure Form - 1A (PDF) - (for Elected Officials)
Financial Disclosure Form - 1B (PDF) - (for Employees and Appointed Officials) 

Ethics Ordinance

 Ethics Ordinance 20-12 (PDF) - Please be patient, this is a large document and may take a few minutes to download this pdf.
Amendment 45-14 (PDF)
Amendment 42-17 (PDF)
Amendment 39-22 (PDF)


New Ethics Guide Booklet (PDF)
Ethics Summary Form (PDF)
Lobbyist Registration Form - 3 (PDF)
Lobbying Activity Report Form - 4 (PDF)
Recusal Advisory Opinion and Form (PDF)

The Calvert County Ethics Commission Rules of Procedure (PDF) adopted January 14, 2009, and revised June 24, 2021.

Open Meetings

The Calvert County Ethics Commission complies with the Open Meetings Act - agendas and minutes for our monthly meetings available at in the Agenda and Minutes section.

Meetings are held the third Tuesday, monthly, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom unless specified below:
U.S Toll Free: 877-853-5257 or 888-475-4499 
Meeting ID: 896 8728 8736

2023 Schedule 

January 17, 2023 - CANCELLED
January 24, 2023
February 21, 2023 
March 21, 2023 
April 18, 2023 - CANCELLED
April 25, 2023 @ 4:00pm
May 16, 2023 - Rescheduled to May 18, 2023
June 20, 2023 - Rescheduled to June 27, 2023
July 18, 2023 - CANCELLED
August 15, 2023 - Rescheduled to August 8, 2023
September 19, 2023 
October 17, 2023 - CANCELLED
November 21, 2023 - Rescheduled to November 14, 2023
December 19, 2023

Annual Report

 Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Report 

Should you need to contact the Ethics Commission, please feel free to call 410-414-8079 or Email the Ethics Commission.