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Community Development Division
Contact Information
Gary Hessong, Acting Division Director

30 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Ph: 301-600-2028

Active Projects

Planned Unit Development (PUD)and Mixed Use Development
(MXD) Projects
Ag Subdivision Rights Transfer Amendment
Green Homes Challenge

Sustainable Action Plan for County Operations

Recently Completed as of 7/1/14

Business Friendly Action Items 
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, 2014

Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources – responsible for initiatives and programs to protect the environment, conserve energy and living 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