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What is Zoning?

Zoning is a system of land use regulation that controls the physical development of land. It is a legal mechanism by which local government is able to regulate an owner’s right to use privately owned land for the sake of protecting the public health, safety or general welfare.

Land is mapped into different zones with the primary purpose of promoting compatible land uses and to separate incompatible uses.

Decisions regarding how land is zoned are determined, in part, by the County’s master plan, which lays out broad policies to implement a shared vision for the future, and adopted community plans.

My Neighborhood Interactive Map

The My Neighborhood Interactive Map allows users to search for properties, view the zoning, view aerial photography, create custom printable maps and obtain owner information.

A Citizen's Guide to Zoning

A guide created to assist in developing a basic understanding of the various processes and documents related to zoning and other land use regulations. View zoning guide

Comprehensive Zoning Map Process

Zoning Terms and Classifications

A list of the zoning classifications used in Baltimore County with short descriptions are shown below. A Citizen's Guide to Planning and Zoning includes an illustrated description of each of the county's zones. There are general types of zones such as rural, density residential, office, business, industrial and mixed use. Districts may be superimposed onto a zone to provide additional detailed regulation. Currently, there are nine zoning districts.

Contact Us

Zoning Review Office

County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Room 124
Towson, Maryland 21204

Phone

BALTCOGO311

 
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