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 communitiesbased on the County's most recent General Planwhile respecting individual rights and protecting the County's natural environment, historical integrity and character.


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Recent News

PROJECTDOX UPDATE - June 28th, 2024 ProjectDox will be updated with all new workflows! Click Here

* NACo Award: The Nation Association of Counties has recognized the County's General Plan, HoCo By Design, as Best in Category! Read more here.  

Fiscal Year 2025 Fees have been updated. Click here to see the recent updates

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. 

New Policy Memorandum regarding Forest Conservation. Click here to read them.

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