Zoning Applications and Fees

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Note: Applications must be submitted through the Application Portal.

Board of Appeals

Board of Appeals Submittal Requirements and Fees

Board of Appeals - Sign Posting Affidavit

Board of Appeals - Public Notice / Hearing Sign Requirements

Yard Modifications

Yard Modification Submittal Requirements and Fees

Front Yard Modifications - Portal Instructions

Rear Yard Modifications - Portal Instructions

Side Yard Modifications - Portal Instructions

Zoning Verification Requests

Verification Letter Submittal Requirements and Fees

Zoning Verification Letters - Portal Instructions

Lot of Record Determination Letters - Portal Instructions

Site Plan Verification Letters - Portal Instructions

Subdivision Potential Verification Letters - Portal Instructions

Zoning Map Amendment

Zoning Map Amendment Application Information

Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Annual Statement

Applicant Disclosure Form

Application Fees

Service fee for Online Credit Card, Debit Card payment is 2.50% per transaction total. Service fee for an Online Check payment is $1.49 per transaction

 Fees - Effective July 1, 2023

Impact Fees

Development Impact Fee Ordinance

The Development Impact Fee Ordinance was established in accordance with Section 9J of Article 25 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and went into effect on July 1, 1993, and was amended to establish Library Impact fees January 1, 2001. The provisions of the ordinance apply to all lands within Frederick County including within each municipality. The ordinance was adopted for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents of the county by requiring that all new development pay its proportionate fair share of the costs for capital facilities necessary to accommodate development impacts on public schools and libraries and ensuring that adequate public facilities are available in a timely and well-planned manner.

Impact Fees & Waivers

The ordinance states that each person who applies for a residential zoning certificate or building permit to improve real property by development or by changing the use of a property will pay a development impact fee based on the impact fee schedule below. Impact fees must be paid prior to the issuance of a building permit or zoning certificate.

Impact Fee Schedule

Impact Fee Waiver / Exemption for Family Farms