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An Overview of Alternative Compliance in Howard County

Through the Alternative Compliance process, an applicant may request that the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) grant relief from strict compliance with specific land development regulations. DPZ requires mitigation and remediation for relief from specific site design regulations.

This webpage is provided as a service to the public to increase transparency and make information about the county development review process more accessible.

The following tabs have been created to allow easy access to the following information:

  • A mapping application that allows the public to search for alternative compl