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Development Plans Review

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where would I find information regarding a lot I am interested in purchasing? For example, is it a buildable lot? Are there any new roads proposed? Will the road the lot is on be extended? Can I connect into the utilities (sewer and water) of the new development going in next door?

A. Knowing the name of the development is helpful. Contact Development Plans Review at 410-887-3751 or visit us at:
County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 119
Towson, Maryland 21204

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Q. What are my rights regarding the limbs and roots of my neighbor's tree trespassing onto my property? How do I find out if there is an approved landscape plan for my development?

A. Contact Development Plans Review at 410-887-3751 or visit us at:
County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 119
Towson, Maryland 21204

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Q. How can I get a Landscape Manual?

A.
The Landscape Manual (PDF), which regulates landscape requirements for all new development, can be purchased at Development Plans Review, County Office Building, Room 119 for $7, or it can be mailed to you for $9. Call 410-887-3751 for more information.

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Q. I plan to develop a piece of property and would like to know, for example, how do I get sewer and water to the site? Will the road need to be widened? Will the curb and gutter need to be provided?

A. If you have a specific piece of property in mind, contact Development Plans Review at 410-887-3751 and one of our project engineers will assist you.

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Q. How do I obtain a list of engineers and surveyors that work in Baltimore County?

A. A current list of engineers and surveyors (PDF) is available online, or by contacting Carol Brown in the Development Plans Review office, County Office Building, Room 119, or by telephone at 410-887-3751.

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Revised April 17, 2014

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