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 simple inquiry? Try our **new** online concern/Inquiry submittal form.
Financial Disclosure Statement
Financial Disclosure Statements are required for the previous year.
Financial Disclosure Form - 1B (PDF) - (for Employees and Appointed Officials)
View the entire Ethics Ordinance (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)
The Calvert County Ethics Commission Rules of Procedure (PDF) adopted January 14, 2009, amended August 2014, and April 2016.
Meetings are held the third Tuesday, monthly, 4:30 pm - meetings are currently held via Zoom due to COVID.
The Calvert County Ethics Commission publishes an annual report (PDF) in compliance with Ordinance 40-16.
Open Meeting Statement
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..
Should you need to contact the Ethics Commission, please feel free to call 410-414-8079 or Email the Ethics Commission.