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A Citizen's Guide to Planning and Zoning

The following documents are in PDF format.

Download Entire Guide

Citizen's Guide to Planning and Zoning (11.6 MB)
A guide created to assist in developing a basic understanding of the various processes and documents related to zoning.

Download Individual Sections

Introduction, Rural Zones (1.75 MB)
Residential, Office Zones
Business, Manufacturing Zones (943 KB)
Appendices, Historic Maps (1.13 MB)
Design Review Panel Maps (3.6 MB)
Community Plan Maps (1.65 MB)

Staff Contact

For questions on the allowable uses under each zoning classification, please contact the Zoning Office at 410-887-3391 or You can also visit the Zoning Office Web page for more information.

For questions on processing changes to the zoning map, please contact Jeff Mayhew at

Revised October 18, 2013

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