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Department ofPlanning

The Department formulates policies, plans and regulations to guide the County’s growth and development for future generations.

Most Popular Services

The Department of Planning implements programs and projects that strengthen existing communities, revitalize older commercial centers and preserve rural resources.


  • Essex Technical Assistance Panel (TAP)—A Technical Assistance Panel was recently held to identify improvements to Eastern Boulevard in Essex. During the TAP, experts were invited to tour the area, meet with key stakeholders and share their findings, conclusions and implementable recommendations. 
  • Master Plan 2030—The formulating of Baltimore County's Master Plan 2030 is under way, and when complete, will provide the vision and strategies for growth over the next 10 years into a modern, 21st century County.

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View a list of existing associations within the County, or complete the online form to receive notifications regarding community issues, development proposals and upcoming studies, events and input meetings.

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Department of Planning

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






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