PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND

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PLANNING

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[photo, County Administration Building (from Main St.), Gov. Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland]

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING

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).

County Administration Building (from Main St.), Gov. Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, April 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


The Department of Planning oversees four divisions: Community Planning, Countywide Planning, Development Review, and Information Management (County Charter, secs. 701-715).

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