The County Commissioners of Carroll County will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 7, 2024, beginning no sooner than 9:00 a.m., to hear public comments on a proposed Ordinance amending Chapter 158, Zoning- Medical Cannabis, of the Code of Public Local Laws and Ordinances of Carroll County. The proposed Ordinance would include changes in language to reflect compliance with State Law regarding the recreational adult use of Cannabis and accordingly revise the Tables of Land Use. In addition, the Ordinance will also remove and replace contradictory language regarding the location of Solar Energy Generating Systems in the “EC” District to confirm that ground-mounted systems in the “EC” District are conditional uses as per Ordinance 2022-18.
For information on how to comment during the public comment portion of the hearing, please contact the Zoning Department at 410-386-2980 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, prior to the date of the hearing. The Commissioners may make amendments to the proposed legislation based upon the comments received at the hearing and may do so without further hearings. Therefore, it is important for interested persons to be present.
The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to the Carroll County Government and its programs, services, activities, and facilities. Anyone requiring an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or who has a complaint should contact The Department of Citizen Services, 410-386-3600 or 1-888-302-8978 or MD Relay 7-1-1/1-800-735-2258, as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the scheduled event.
The proposed amendments may be reviewed by visiting the County’s website ( or obtaining a copy in the main lobby of the County Office Building (225 North Center Street, Westminster, Maryland, 21157) during normal business hours.