Board of Appeals (BOA)
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the March 26 and April 2 hearings are POSTPONED until further notice.
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Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, the Board of Appeals is a three-member board that reviews applications for variances, special exceptions and expansion or replacement of non-conforming uses. It has the authority to:
- Hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative officer in the enforcement of ordinances adopted under Section 4-305 of the Land use Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
- Hear and decide special exceptions to the terms of the Zoning Ordinance.
- Grant variances from the terms of the Zoning Ordinance.
Each case is presented before the Board at a scheduled public hearing; applicants are notified of the date of their public hearing when the application is filed.
Cases are heard by three Board members and their legal counsel.
Additional meetings are scheduled as necessary.
Board of Appeals public hearings are held at 9:00 a.m. and/or 1:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.
175 Main St., Prince Frederick, 2nd floor of the Circuit Courthouse. Parking is located to the rear of the Circuit Courthouse, at the County Services Plaza, and elsewhere on Main Street.
Agendas and Minutes
|January 2, 2020|
|February 6, 2020|
|March 5, 2020|
|April 2, 2020|
|May 7, 2020|
|June 4, 2020|
|July 2, 2020|
|August 6, 2020|
|September 3, 2020|
|October 1, 2020|
|November 5, 2020|
|December 3, 2020|
Open Meeting Statement
The Calvert County Board of Appeals complies with the Open Meetings Act.
|Susan D. Hance-Wells, Chair||2||04/30/2022|
|Daniel O. Baker, Jr., Vice Chair||2||09/30/2022|
|John R. Ward, Member||3||09/30/2021|
|Marcia P. Claggett, Alternate Member||3||07/31/2022|
|Thomas H. Ireland, Alternate Member||2||09/30/2022|
|Lisa Smith Sanders, Esq., Board Counsel|