ALLEGANY COUNTY, MARYLAND

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

PLANNING

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The Department of Economic and Community Development started as the Department of Economic Development and was renamed the Department of Economic and Community Development in 2012.

Under the Department are the Enterprise Zone Advisory Committee, the Western Maryland Consortium, and the Western Maryland Foreclosure Partnership Advisory Board. The Department also oversees the Tourism Office.


PLANNING SERVICES
Matters relating to planning and zoning are governed by both State and County laws. The Maryland Forest Conservation Act, for example, requires all county governments to adopt local forest conservation programs (Chapter 255, Acts of 1991; Code Natural Resources Article, secs. 5-1601 through 5-1613).

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