Department of Land & Resource Management
The Department is responsible for the oversight, implementation and Management of programs related to zoning, development review, resource management and agriculture preservation functions including overall program development, code enforcement, environmental compliance, and natural resource evaluation/management. The department provides direct support to numerous boards, councils and committees related to areas of responsibilities.
LRM at a Glance, 2022
Agricultural Land Preservation ("Ag Pres")
Carroll County’s Agricultural Land Preservation effort is the most successful in the State of Maryland.
The Bureau of Development Review is the lead agency in the review of all residential, commercial, and industrial plans in Carroll County. The Bureau is responsible for processing and tracking development plans from submittal through approval.
Bureau of Resource Management
The Bureau of Resource Management protects and manages natural resources for use and enjoyment by the citizens of Carroll County.
This website will link you directly to the zoning ordinance, and many pages with specially categorized information to help you get the answers you are looking for quickly.
The Bureau of Development Review is the lead agency in the review of all residential, commercial, and industrial plans in Carroll County. The Bureau is responsible for processing and tracking development plans from submittal through approval. The Bureau also provides development review services to the municipalities.
The Bureau of Resource Management includes stormwater management, forestry/landscaping, water resource planning, and the Environmental Inspections Services Division. The Bureau is charged with protection and management of water, land, and forestry resources. Staff are involved in a wide range of activities including subdivision and site plan review, water supply development and protection, watershed restoration and protection, forest protection and enhancement, landscaping development and enhancement, floodplain management, stormwater management, sediment control, sinkhole protection and mitigation, program development, and enforcement.
The Office of Zoning Administration is responsible for the daily interpretation and enforcement of Chapter 223 of the Carroll County Code of Public Local Laws and Ordinances.
The Agricultural Land Preservation Program assists landowners to permanently preserve their land for agricultural uses.