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Publications and Maps


Listed below are different methods in which the maps and GIS data can be accessed:

PDF Map Library

View and download important Planning related maps in the PDF Map Library.

Online Interactive Map

  • The Bicycle Facilities Map allows bicyclists to find more information about existing, planned and future bicycle improvements.
  • Explore the Baltimore County Historic Preservation Map to locate historic structures, County historic districts and more.
  • The My Neighborhood interactive mapping tool depicts zoning, historic districts, bikeways, commercial revitalization areas and land development for Baltimore County.

Get GIS Data

Baltimore County provides access to GIS data and maps through GIS Open Data Portal.

Publications and Research

Find publications and research reports for:


Housing Reports

  • Baltimore County Consolidated Plan, FFY 2016 to 2019 (PDF)—This document is a four-year strategic plan that proposes how the County will use Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and the Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG), to create decent housing, expand economic opportunity, and ensure a suitable living environment for low- to moderate-income persons and communities. 
  • Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan (PDF)—A plan for furthering fair housing through affirmative fair housing marketing. This plan promotes a condition in which individuals in the same housing market areas have available to them a like range of choices in housing, regardless of the individual's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familiar status, or disability.
  • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choices—Baltimore County (PDF)—A report released by the Baltimore Regional Fair Housing Group that shows an analysis of impediments to fair housing choice for Baltimore County.
  • Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choices—Baltimore Metropolitan Region (PDF)—A report released by the Baltimore Regional Fair Housing Group that shows an analysis of impediments to fair housing choice for the Baltimore Metropolitan region.
  • Affordable Housing Development Guide (PDF)—A set of standards and criteria that will guide how affordable housing projects will be built in Baltimore County.
  • Language Access Plan For Limited English Proficiency (PDF)—The purpose of this Language Access Plan (LAP Plan) is to provide assurances and demonstrate that clients of Baltimore County Department of Planning are being provided meaningful access to program information, benefits and services although the customers may be limited in their ability to speak, read, write or understand English.

Housing Brochures

  • Fair Housing Law (PDF) prohibits discrimination in the transfer or rental of a dwelling because of the person's race, creed, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status or physical or mental disability. This brochure explains what is prohibited and the do's and don'ts of fair housing.
  • The Foreclosure Prevention (PDF) brochure will inform you of the steps you can take in the ever-changing rules of foreclosure and how it relates to your specific situation. 
  • The Housing Accessibility Modification Program (HAMP) (PDF) provides financial assistance to tenants with disabilities so their rental units can be modified to meet their accessibility needs.          

Commission on Disabilities


  • Master Plan 2020—The master plan provides policies and guidelines for sustaining livable communities and achieving balanced development in Baltimore County. It is updated every ten years.
  • Adopted Community Plans—A community plan is a public document which contains specific proposals for future land uses and public improvements in a given community.
  • Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan—An action plan for improving pedestrian and bicycling facilities in Baltimore County

Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation Design Guidelines were developed to be a resource for citizens who are interested in rehabilitating historic homes. Design guidelines (PDF) for historic preservation were adopted by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and approved by the Director of Planning on November 25, 2011 in accordance with Article 3, Title 7 of the Baltimore County Code for inclusion in the Code of Baltimore County Regulations.

Other publications have been created on various historic topics for Baltimore County.

Development Regulations and Guidelines

Demographic Trends and Characteristics

More Information

For more information on Demographic Trends and Characteristics, contact Kui Zhao, AICP, Demographer, at 410-887-3521 or

Revised February 21, 2018         


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