Planning and Zoning
To apply for STR applications for a new or renewal see the tab labeled "Open Gov Online Permitting" on Planning & Zoning website for the online portal. Please do not submit any applications in person. Once your online submittal has been reviewed you will receive notification when to bring additional copies.
Administration of County's Floodplain Management (FEMA) program
Assignment of Street Addresses in the Unincorporated Area
Commercial/Industrial Site Plan review and approval
Coordination of Special Planning programs including Affordable Housing
Enforcement and Administration of Zoning and Property Maintenance Codes
Enforcement of the Forest Conservation Regulations
Implementation of County Zoning, Subdivision, and Critical Area Regulations
Implementation of MD Agricultural Land Preservation Programs (MALPF)
Review of Building Permits for Code Compliance
State Rural Legacy Program Administration
This Department provides support staff to numerous Boards and Commissions including Affordable Housing Task Force, Agricultural Land Perservation Advisory Board, Board of Appeals, Historic District Commission and Planning Commission. Other services include the administration of local, state and federal grant programs and to provide assistance on a daily basis to the general public concerning the regulation of land use in Talbot County.
Changes to the County's Critical Area Program do not take effect until they are reviewed and approved by the Critical Area Commission for Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. As of the effective date of this chapter (11-10-2018), the Critical Area Commission had not yet approved those changes. Specific questions about Critical Area provisions of this chapter should be directed to the Department of Planning and Zoning
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