Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning
2nd Floor George Howard Building
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Public Service Walk-In Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
This section describes the difference processes associated with:
This section describes the technical responsibilities of the Department's Development Engineering Division including:
This section includes the Regulations and Manuals enforced by the Department of Planning and Zoning during the review of the development plans. Note, that not all Regulations are applicable to every development process and agencies outside of Planning and Zoning review the plans in accordance with their Regulations.
All development projects must comply with the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance for growth management. This section includes information on the housing unit allocations, open/closed school regions and traffic analysis.
This section provides the applications, checklists and fees required to be submitted for each specific land development process.
This section provides an overview of the alternative compliance process, a link to a map based search tool, statistics, case studies and a frequently asked questions page.