Carroll County… It’s Time to Rezone

Carroll County is in the process of updating its zoning code…


The Zoning Process will take place in two distinct parts:
  1. Zoning Text
  2. Zoning Map


The Zoning Code (current text) is developed to help ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community. It does this by regulating the densities, intensities, and uses of all property in the county.

Proposed Text


Simply stated, the map puts the text on the ground. The zoning map reflects existing zoning, future land use recommendations from recently adopted plans, and proposed future zoning. The map updates for properties currently zoned B-NR, B-G, I-R and I-G will occur with the adoption of the Zoning Code for the new C-1, C-2, C-3, I-1, I-2, and EC districts.

Interactive Zoning Map


The Department of Planning hosted two (2) public outreach efforts regarding the Comprehensive Rezoning Effort. The purpose was to present the changes to the zoning code, show the corresponding map and outline the process moving forward. These meetings were held on March 26, 2019 at the County Office Building and March 27, 2019 at the South Carroll Senior Center.


Submit Your Comments

Forthcoming: Residential focus group meetings

Upcoming Board Work Sessions

 September 19, 2019 - 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Previous Board Work Sessions

August 8, 2019 - Summary of Meeting

July 11, 2019 - Summary of Meeting

July 9, 2019 - Summary of Meeting

Proposed Text Amendment for the Comm-Ind-EC Districts

Comparison of Developments

January 15, 2019 - Notes

January 22, 2019 - Notes

February 12, 2019 - Notes

For more information contact the Carroll County Planning Department at 410-386-5145 or email us at

Details About the Rezoning Process:

Comprehensive Rezoning: Frequently Asked Questions and Common Misconceptions

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