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The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Department of Planning Overview

Pete Gutwald, Director

The Jefferson Building, Suite 101
105 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Review a local map of Towson and Baltimore County Government's Downtown Campus.

Phone: 410-887-3211
Fax: 410-887-5862

Comprehensive Zoning Map Process 2020

Due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, the Planning Board’s CZMP 2020 public hearings have been canceled. In response, the Planning Board is collecting public feedback on rezoning issues through alternative methods. Find more information about how to submit your comments.

A live-stream Planning Board public meeting is scheduled for April 21. More information will be provided in the coming days.


Public Comment Needed for the Draft 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Baltimore County has joined with a group of six local governments, five public housing authorities and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council to release for public comment a draft 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice in the Baltimore Region. The 30-day public comment period ends on March 31.

Programs and Projects

The Baltimore County Department of Planning implements programs and projects that strengthen existing communities, improve housing opportunities, revitalize older commercial centers and preserve rural resources. The Department formulates policies, plans and regulations to guide the County’s growth and development for future generations.

Strengthening Communities

The following programs were implemented to strengthen existing communities:

Housing Programs

Formulating Policies and Guiding Growth

The following boards, committees and commissions formulate policies and guide growth within the County:

Revised March 25, 2020         


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