The Division of Planning and Permitting

Frederick County Planning Commission


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Information to watch and listen to meetings, speak live, or leave a voicemail to be played during the public comment period. Upcoming events, initiatives, and opportunities to share your input on key topics.


2022 Planning Commission Meeting Calendar


Planning Commission Members

Sam Tressler III, Chair
Craig Hicks, Vice-Chair
 Joel Rensberger, Secretary

Terry Bowie
Tim Davis
Carole Sepe 
Robert White


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Meetings

The Frederick County Planning Commission meetings are regularly held at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, and as necessary on the third and fourth Wednesdays. Meetings are located in the First Floor Hearing Room of Winchester Hall at 12 East Church Street in downtown Frederick City, and are televised live on FCGTV (cable channel 19 and 1085). 


Videos 

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Agendas

Frederick County Planning Commission meeting agendas are posted the Wednesday prior to the scheduled meeting.  The agendas are subject to change prior to the meeting or at the meeting itself.  If you have any questions about the agenda, please contact the Division of Planning and Permitting at 301-600-1138. 

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Staff Reports 

Frederick County Planning Commission meeting staff reports are available to the public and posted on the Wednesday prior to the scheduled meeting.
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PowerPoint Presentations

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Minutes

The approved minutes of each Planning Commission meeting document the decisions or recommendations of individual agenda items, including the specific votes taken.

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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. Written comments should be submitted to the Planning and Permitting Division at least 48-hours in advance of the Commission meeting in order to be considered by the Commission.

A recognized organization must provide to the Planning and Permitting Division 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.


Planning Commission Public Hearing Procedures


About

The Frederick County Planning Commission was established in July 1955 and consists of 7 members serving five-year terms appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council.  The Planning Commission approves site plans, subdivisions, modifications to the subdivision regulations, and makes determinations of adequacy related to the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance. The Frederick County Planning Commission also makes recommendations to the County Council on County Code amendments, rezonings and comprehensive plans. Per the Frederick County Ethics Law, members are required to complete an annual Financial Disclosure Statement. For more information, contact the County Attorney’s Office at 301-600-1030. 


Ethics Application Log 2022 - October 4, 2022

Contact Us

  1. Planning and Permitting Division

    30 N. Market St.
    Frederick, MD 21701
    Ph: 301-600-1153

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