CALVERT COUNTY, MARYLAND

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

PLANNING

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ZONING

The Department of Planning and Zoning was renamed the Department of Community Planning and Building in July 2012. It resumed its original name in July 2017.

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).

Under the Department are six units: Agriculture, and Enforcement and Zoning; Inspections and Permits; Long-Range Planning; Site Planning; Subdivision Planning; and Transportation Planning. The Department also is aided by the Environmental Commission, the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board, the Agricultural Reconciliation Committee, and the Planning Commission.

AGRICULTURE


DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Department of Economic Development is assisted by the Agriculture Commission, the Economic Development Authority, and the Economic Development Commission.

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