Planning & Zoning

Department Overview

The Department of Planning & Zoning coordinates planning activities within Calvert County Government, including those of the Planning Commission, the Board of Appeals and other boards and commissions. The department consists of: Planning and Development Review, Zoning, Permitting and Citizen Relations, Long Range Planning, the Division of Inspections & Permits, and Appeals, Variances and Exceptions. The department administers the zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations and the building code. It provides information and guidance to the community and to the Board of County Commissioners concerning growth and development in Calvert County.


To maintain or improve the quality of life for county residents by providing quality planning, zoning and code enforcement services to Calvert County at the direction of the Board of County Commissioners.

Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Ordinance Rewrite

Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board Proposal to Improve Land Preservation Program (PDF)

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Department Contacts

Department Newsletters

Planning & Zoning publishes Breaking Ground, a quarterly newsletter with information on policy and procedure changes affecting development in Calvert County.

  1. Public Hearing Set for Adoption of Calvert County Comprehensive Plan

    The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday, July 23 at 5 p.m. to consider and receive comments on the adoption of the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan. Read on...
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