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

What's New

* Howard County has launched the Gateway Master Plan effort. Click here to learn more about the Plan.

* Historic Zoning information is now available with the launch of the Historic Zoning Map. Click here to use the application. 

*The 2023 Development Monitoring System Report was recently published. Click here to read it. 

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