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What is Zoning?

Zoning is a system of land use regulation that controls the physical development of land. It is a legal mechanism by which local government is able to regulate an owner’s right to use privately owned land for the sake of protecting the public health, safety or general welfare.

Land is mapped into different zones with the primary purpose of promoting compatible land uses and to separate incompatible uses.A zoning map of a small area in Baltimore County

Decisions regarding how land is zoned are determined, in part, by the County’s master plan, which lays out broad policies to implement a shared vision for the future, and adopted community plans.

My Neighborhood Interactive Map

The My Neighborhood Interactive Map allows users to search for properties, view the zoning, view aerial photography, create custom printable maps and obtain owner information.

Staff Contact

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

 
Revised July 17, 2017         

 

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