Conservation and Preservation


Location and Hours

Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning
2nd Floor George Howard Building
3430 Court House Drive 
Ellicott City, MD 21043 

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

(410) 313-2350


The Department of Planning and Zoning's Resource Conservation Division is responsible for Agricultural Preservation, Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation in Howard County. Please visit the sections below to learn more.

Agricultural Preservation

Visit Agricultural Preservation to learn more about the Agricultural Land Preservation Program (ALPP), the Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) and explore other agricultural resources.

Environmental Planning

Visit Environmental Planning to learn more about Green Neighborhoods, Green Infrastructure, Forest Conservation and Watershed Planning.

Historic Preservation

Visit Historic Preservation to learn more about the Historic Preservation Commission, the Cemetery Preservation Advisory Board, Historic Property Tax Credits, the Historic Sites Inventory, demolition review and explore other historic preservation resources.