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Planning Commission Background
About the Planning Commission
The Frederick County Planning Commission was created in 1955 with the responsibility of preparing and administering plans and development regulations for the County. The Board of County Commissioners appoints seven members of the Planning Commission to five-year terms and one member is a County Commissioner serving in an ex-officio capacity. The Commission holds regular public meetings to review development and planning items. The Planning Commission has final authority over site plans, subdivision plats, PUD plans, modifications to the subdivision regulations and determination of Adequate Public Facilities for new developments. On items such as zoning map amendments, zoning or subdivision text amendments and adoption of countywide and regional plans, the Planning Commission has an advisory role through the provision of a recommendation to the County Commissioners, who have the authority to adopt, change or amend plans and regulations.

Planning Commission Meetings

The Planning Commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month for Development Review items and again on the third Wednesday of the month for Comprehensive Planning items.