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Department ofPlanning

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

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


  • Formulation has begun of the Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2025 through Fiscal Year 2030. The Citizen Input Meeting (CIM) is an in-person Planning Board meeting scheduled for citizens to comment on priorities for the upcoming years. The CIM will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 5 p.m.

  • Maryland Sustainable Communities Renewal—The Sustainable Communities designation must be renewed every five years. These renewal applications provide an opportunity for local governments to involve the community in developing a five-year vision for their area, to outline new strategies and set new priorities. The following designations are currently being pursued:

  • Comprehensive Zoning Map Process Overview Meeting—The 2024 Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) will begin on September 1, 2023 and will conclude in September of 2024. The early online application period is now open. You can initiate an online zoning change request now through 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2024.

  • Master Plan 2030—Baltimore County has released the draft of Master Plan 2030. The public review and commenting period is now closed. The County Council will review the Plan and make amendments. 

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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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