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Development Plans Review

Vishnu Desai, Supervisor
County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 119
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-887-3751
Fax: 410-887-4423


A new independent developer’s plan review program is available to expedite the developer’s plan review process: Program Policy (PDF); Reviewer Requirements (PDF); Review Process (PDF) and Acknowledgement and Indemnification Agreement (PDF).

Primary Functions

  1. The Development Plans Review (DPR) Bureau reviews all development plans, minor subdivisions, infill lots, construction drawings and building permits for compliance with the following:
  1. Reviews zoning special exceptions, variances and special hearing requests for Public Works issues
  2. Reviews BGE, Verizon and other private utility permits for development-related issues
  3. Attends concept and development plan conferences, as well as administrative hearings
  4. Reviews and approves landscape and photometric plans
  5. Reviews and approves development plans on behalf of the Department of Recreation and Parks for Local Open Space issues

Engineers and Surveyors

View this document for a listing of engineers and surveyors (PDF) in Baltimore County, Maryland.

Local Open Space Close Out Form

View this document for certification (PDF) that the local open space requirements have been fulfilled as set forth on the approved development plan or specified by the Baltimore County Local Open Space Manual.

Revised May 31, 2019         


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