Frederick County Planning Commission

  • 9:30 a.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • As necessary on the 3rd and 4th Wednesdays
  • Winchester Hall
    12 E. Church St.
    1st Floor Hearing Room
    Frederick, MD
Meetings are televised live on Cable channel 19.

Contact the Planning Commission
To submit comments to the Commission members, you may email FCPC members.
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Planning Commission Members left to right: Comm. Blaine R. Young, BOCC Liaison; Anthony Bruscia, Secretary; William G. Hall; Robert J. Lawrence; Dwaine E. Robbins, Chair;  Audrey L. Wolfe; and Bill J. Hopwood, Vice-Chair
About the Commission
The Planning Commission was established in July 1955 and consists of 7 members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for 5-year terms. One member is a liaison from the Board of County Commissioners. The Planning Commission has final authority in approving site plans, subdivision plats, modifications to the subdivision regulations, and determination for Adequate Public Facilities (APFO). The Commission also has an advisory and recommending role to the Board of County Commissioners on items such as text amendments, rezonings and comprehensive plans. Review the Planning Commission Rules of Procedures (PDF), adopted August 13, 2014.

Providing Public Testimony
The public may provide testimony for any item on an agenda. Individuals are allotted 3 minutes and recognized organizations 10 minutes for each agenda item. If you are submitting written material please provide 10 copies for the Commission and staff.

Recognized organizations must provide to the Planning Commission a copy of its bylaws which must be adopted 90 days prior to the commission meeting, and a formally executed resolution from their board of director authorizing that person(s) speaking on behalf of the organization for that matter.