The Division of Planning and Permitting


The Zoning Administration is responsible for the management and administration of the Frederick County Board of Appeals; review of building permits for Zoning compliance; inspections for site compliance; FEMA floodplain administration for the County; zoning administration and enforcement.


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Note: Applications must be submitted through the Application Portal.

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  • Overview
  • Meeting Agendas, Meeting Summaries, and Staff Reports
  • Applications

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Access detailed maps of zoning designations on land based organized by the Maryland tax map grid.

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Access the online Frederick County Zoning Ordinance, published by the American Legal Publishing Corporation. 

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Contact Us

  1. Zoning Administration
    30 N. Market St.
    Frederick, MD 21701

    Physical Address
    30 N. Market St.
    Frederick, MD 21701

    Phone: 301-600-1138
    Fax: 301-600-2327

    Tolson DeSa
    Zoning Administrator

About the Zoning Administration

The Zoning Administration reviews, processes, and approves zoning certificates and Board of Appeals applications, administers floodplain regulations, and enforces the Frederick County Zoning Ordinance.

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