Development Activity


Development Monitoring System Report

This annual report covers development activity in the County during the past year. It also includes a summary of development trends over the past five years. The development monitoring system was put in place as part of the County's Adequate Public Facilities Act (APF) adopted in 1992. The purpose of the APF law is to provide a growth management process that will enable the County to provide adequate public schools, roads and other infrastructure in a timely manner while achieving General Plan growth objectives. 

Read the 2022 DMS Report

Read the 2023 DMS Report

Construction Report

Development in the County is tracked on a daily basis. This report provides monthly updates on the development process and tabulates new residential construction by unit type based on use and occupancy permits. Population is also estimated based on the number of housing units.

Read the January 2024 report

Housing Sales

This report summarizes housing sales since 2002, showing sales trends over time including sales prices and the number of sales.

Read the 2002-2022 report

Development Activity Tool

Search for current and past development plans in Howard County using this interactive mapping application.

Development Activity Tool

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