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The Development Plans Review (DPR) Bureau's primary functions include:

  • Reviewing zoning special exceptions, variances and special hearing requests for Public Works issues; as well as BGE, Verizon and other private utility permits for development-related issues
  • Attending concept and development plan conferences, as well as administrative hearings
  • Reviewing and approving landscape and photometric plans, as well as development plans on behalf of the Department of Recreation and Parks for Local Open Space issues
  • Reviewing and approving all development plans, minor subdivisions, infill lots, construction drawings and building permits for compliance with the following:

Checklists and Forms

DPR may require these forms and checklists for submittal with certain applications.

Local Open Space Close Out Form

View this document for certification 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.

Independent Developer's Plan Review Program

A new independent developer’s plan review program is available to expedite the developer’s plan review process including the following: 

Contact Us

Development Plans Review

County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Room 119
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




Vishnu Desai