Planning and Zoning
Creating Great Communities Together
Welcome! Our site is your online resource for information on development, zoning, agricultural and environmental preservation, and community planning in Howard County. Please take time to visit the latest information from DPZ.
We would like to know what you think about our site and how it can better serve you. If you have recommendations, comments or questions, please contact us at Planning@howardcountymd.gov. Thank you for visiting.
Marsha McLaughlin, Director
To create collaborative, innovative plans and implement strategies that effectively address growth and redevelopment challenges. DPZ seeks to enhance Howard County’s high quality of life, prosperity, and stewardship of our natural and cultural resources.
Comprehensive Zoning Plan
Information About Specific Rezoning Proposals
Search for information regarding Development Plans and Pre-submission Meetings here!
Want to learn more about our Programs, or have questions on how to complete Project Dox tasks? Take a look at our Informational and Video Tutorials on Youtube!
PlanHoward 2030 - Howard County's General Plan Update
Community Information on the Web
Check out our new and improved web application, designed to provide community organizations and home ownership associations with a simple way to update information about their communities, as well as provide residents with easy access to information about pre-submission community meetings.
Developer Notification to Community