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Community Development Division
Contact Information
Gary Hessong, Acting Division Director

30 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Ph: (301) 600-1138

Major Projects
Business Friendly Action Items

Zoning Ordinance Rewrite

Green Homes Challenge

Sustainable Action Plan for County Operations

Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Work Group
Now Available
Monrovia Town Center PUD & DRRA 
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Planned Unit Development (PUD) and Mixed Use Development (MXD) Projects

Department of Planning and Development Review – responsible for processing and reviewing site plans and subdivisions and preparing comprehensive/corridor plans.
Development Review - Planning/Engineering
Frederick County Planning Commission - meeting information and agendas
Comprehensive Planning
Agricultural Preservation Programs

Zoning Administration - provides information on zoning, permitted uses, and administers the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Zoning Administration

Department of Permits and Inspections – responsible for processing and reviewing building, electrical, plumbing, and gaming permits.  Also handles code enforcement and environmental compliance.
Permitting Services
Inspection Services
Life Safety Services
Fees - effective July 1, 2013

Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources – responsible for initiatives and programs to protect the environment, conserve energy and livinig sustainably.
Sustainable Frederick County
Watershed Management

Office of Business Development and Retention - mission to support, retain, and foster growth of existing businesses and to attract new businesses to Frederick County.
Business Development and Retention