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Community Planning and Building
Department Overview                                                    
The Department of Community Planning and Building 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, 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.

Community Planning and Building Organizational Chart

Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board Proposal to Improve Land Preservation Program

Zoning Ordinance Text Amendments-  Current Schedule

Department Video Overview
View a video presentation by Director Tom Barnett and Community Designer Will Selman featuring a department overview and discussions of major department initiatives.

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Department Contacts

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View the latest Calvert Horizons electronic newsletter  (at the bottom of the archive page) focusing on regulatory changes and customer service improvements in the Department of Community Planning and Building.

Contact Us
Tom Barnett

Tom Barnett 
150 Main Street, Suite 300
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Customer Service Hours

Monday through Friday:
Community Planning & Building
3rd floor
Ph: 410-535-2348
Ph: 301-855-1243 x2356     
Hours:  8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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