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.

Following the announcement that the George Howard building was closed to the public, the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) is operating through a combination of remote service and limited on-site essential staff. DPZ will continue to work toward meeting deadlines and processing information as quickly as possible, however, please expect some delays during this time.

Please see our Department COVID page for additional information about our business processes.

Reopening Procedures

County offices will open to the public beginning Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by appointment only.

Appointments may be made by directly contacting any department staff member or one of the following individuals:

Director’s Office: Lisa Kenney  (410) 313-4373

Land Development: Melissa Maloney (410) 313-4351

Development Engineering: Jeff Pickett (410) 313-3363

Public Service and Zoning Administration: Toni Sieglein  (410) 313-2424

All general inquiries can be emailed to [email protected] or by phone 410-313-2350


Full public access to the George Howard Building will resume August 3, 2021.

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