Welcome to the Department of Planning and Zoning

The Department of Planning and Zoning helps shape the growth and future of Howard County by facilitating the development of safe, healthy, equitable, connected, and sustained communities, concurrently respecting individual rights and protecting the County's natural environment, it's historical integrity, and character.

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.

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