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The Baltimore County Board of Appeals was created and established under Article VI, Section 601 of the Baltimore County Charter in 1982.

Cases Heard

The Board handles most cases that originate at the agency level of Baltimore County Government. The following are types of appeals the Board handles (this list is not all inclusive and subject to change):

  • Animal Hearing Board
  • Baltimore County Code Violation
  • Baltimore County Employee's Retirement System
  • Building Permits
  • Critical Area Regulation Variance
  • Development Plan
  • Fence Waiver
  • Forest Buffer Variance
  • Industrial Waste Ordinance Violations
  • Planned Unit Development (PUD)
  • Residential Handicap Parking Permit
  • Road Closing
  • Sewer and Water Benefit Charges
  • Taxi Driver License Application
  • Towing License Application
  • Zoning (i.e. Petitions for Special Hearing, Special Exception, Variance, etc.)
  • Map Correction
  • Reclassification



Rules of Practice and Procedure

The Board of Appeals is bound to follow the laws of the Baltimore County Code and Baltimore County Zoning Regulations, as well as the Maryland Rules. The Board also abides by the following rules of practice and procedure:

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Contact Us

Board of Appeals

Jefferson Building
105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 203
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.