The Community Development Department is responsible for coordinating the physical development of the County. The department includes the following areas of responsibility:
- Building and safety and inspections,
- Planning and zoning,
- Historic and architectural review,
- Agricultural and forestal districts,
- Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area regulations,
- Wetlands board, and
- Floodplain management.
The Community Development Department is also home to the Central Permitting office. This office processes and tracks all development permits for the County. All applications must be submitted to this office prior to beginning any construction or establishing a use on the property.
Planning and Zoning