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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Planning & Zoning Invites Public Participation in Zoning Update Process

Calvert County Maryland

The Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning invites county residents to participate in the Calvert County Zoning Ordinance update process. The public is invited to submit comments during each public comment window. The draft ordinance and a schedule of meetings and public comment periods are available online at

Public comment opens May 10, 2023, for the following articles:

  • Article 3 – Zoning Map
  • Article 4 – Farm and Forest District (FFD) / Agricultural Preservation District (APD)
  • Article 5 – Rural Residential
  • Article 6 – Residential
  • Article 7 – Commercial
  • Article 8 - Industrial

The Calvert County Zoning Ordinance regulates land usage, as many aspects of land use can impact adjoining neighborhoods, public facilities and overall county development as part of the effort to promote health, safety and welfare of Calvert County residents, as mandated in the Comprehensive Plan (adopted in 2019 and amended in 2022).

County staff and consultants conducted a zoning analysis of existing conditions and began working on developing zoning recommendations and a draft ordinance that would bring the Zoning Ordinance into compliance with the new Comprehensive Plan.

Public comment may be submitted by email to or by mail Attn: ZO Update, 205 Main St., Prince Frederick, MD 20678.

For more information contact Will Hager at 410-535-1600 ext., 8553 or or  Rachel O’Shea at 410-535-1600 ext. ,2339 or

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