CAROLINE COUNTY, MARYLAND

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

PLANNING

ORIGIN & FUNCTIONS


DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & CODES

The Department of Planning and Codes began in January 1985 as the Department of Planning and Codes Administration. It reformed as the Department of Planning, Codes, and Engineering in August 2008, and later reorganized under its present name.

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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