Boards and Commissions


Location and Hours

Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm


(410) 313-2350

Planning Board
The Planning Board typically meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Additional meetings may be added if approved by the Board.
Design Advisory Panel
The purpose of this Panel is to improve design compatibility with surrounding development, to promote revitalization, and to enhance property values, the DAP process encourages excellence in the project's architecture and site design.
Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission meets at 7:00 p.m. generally on the first Thursday of each month at 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, Maryland, 21043. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. 22 days prior to the monthly meeting to be placed on the agenda. The Commission does not meet in January.
Agricultural Preservation Board
The Board makes recommendations to the County Executive on the acquisition of agricultural land preservation easements and reviews proposals concerning land subject to an agricultural land preservation easement.
Cemetery Preservation Board

The Cemetery Preservation Advisory Board meets quarterly at 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043