The Division of Planning and Permitting


Zoning - Application Information and Fees

Complete or Print Applications online. The applications below will not be saved. If you exit the application, you must re-enter the information. The applications have tab capability for easy keyboard entering. Please read all instructions carefully prior to completing the application. Once the application is complete print, sign, and return to the Division of Planning & Permitting.

Board of Appeals

Yard Modifications

Zoning Verification Requests

Zoning Map Amendment

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

 FY21 Fees - Effective July 1, 2020

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.

Contact Us

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

    Ph: 301-600-2572
    Fx: 301-600-2327

    Tolson DeSa
    Zoning Administrator
    Email 

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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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