The Carroll County Board of Commissioners Adopted the 2014 County Master Plan on February 26th. This plan is an update of the county’s 2000 Master Plan. It is a culmination of approximately 2 years, and thousands of hours, of work by the Planning and Zoning Commission Members and county staff. Master Plans are important because they provide a coordinated and comprehensive look at individual parts of a community and integrate them in a way that helps to achieve the community’s vision for the future. Some key elements in the plan are to:

  • Encourage development in existing population centers
  • Continue to promote the preservation of productive agricultural lands to protect Carroll County’s heritage and agriculture’s economic contribution
  • Provide adequate public facilities
  • Increase employment and business opportunities by designating new lands for commercial, industrial and employment campus uses
  • Lay the general groundwork for planning a better future for Carroll County

For more information or questions regarding the Plan, please contact the Bureau of Comprehensive Planning at or by calling 410-386-5145.

Review the Adopted Plan PDF (6MB)

Frequently Asked Questions PDF

View the Adopted 2014 Carroll County Master Plan Map PDF (8MB) JPEG (13MB) PNG (10MB)