The Division of Planning and Permitting

Zoning - Floodplain

FEMA Floodplain

The FEMA Floodplain is defined as the combined area of the 100-year frequency flood (including the floodway and floodway fringe), and approximate floodplain.

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Flooding Soils

Flooding soils are those soils with the characteristic of flooding, or the temporary inundation of an area caused by overflowing streams, by runoff from adjacent slopes, or by tides as identified in the Soil Survey of Frederick County, Maryland and the Web Soil Survey, Water Features table, as amended.


Wetlands are defined as any land which is either considered private wetland or state wetland pursuant to Title 9, Wetland and Riparian Rights, Natural Resources Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, or defined as wetland under the procedures described in the "Federal Manual for Identifying and Delineating Jurisdictional Wetlands" by the Federal Interagency Committee for Wetland Delineation, 1989, as amended.

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    30 N. Market St.
    Frederick, MD 21701

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

    Tolson DeSa
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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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