Talbot County, Maryland
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Planning and Zoning

215 Bay Street, Suite 2,
Easton, MD 21601
Ph. 410-770-8030
Fax 410-770-8043
Office Personnel are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


The Talbot County Short-Term Rental Review Board will hold Work Sessions to consider potential revisions and updates to the Board's published Rules of Procedure and potential amendments to the Board's enabling legislation in order to improve the functioning of the Board, to improve the notice provisions for new and renewal applications to other home owners and to clean up inconsistencies between Sec. 190-33.20 and 190-63 of the Talbot County Code.

Work Session I: 1:00 PM Thursday, August 22, 2019

Work Session II: 6:00 PM Thursday, August 29, 2019

Talbot County Community Center, 10028 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD

Work Sessions are open to the public. The public is encouraged to attend. The Board may choose to hear comment and testimony from the public at these meetings and shall be at the discretion of the Board. Public comment may be limited by the Board in order to fit the time allotted for the Working Sessions and to minimize redundant comments.  

The public is encouraged to submit written comments to the Board for consideration at these meetings. Written comment should be submitted by COB, August 20, 2019 to the Talbot County Department of Planning and Zoning, ATTN: Short-Term Rental Review Board, 215 Bay Street, Suite #2, Easton, MD 21601.

Rules of Procedure    

STR Regulations          

The Talbot County Department of Planning and Zoning administers the overall planning and zoning program for the physical development and growth of the unincorporated areas of the County. These responsibilities include:

Administration of County's Floodplain Management (FEMA) program

Assignment of Street Addresses in the Unincorporated Area

Commercial/Industrial Site Plan review and approval

Comprehensive Planning

Coordination of Special Planning programs including ther Affordable Housing

Enforcement and Administration of Zoning and Property Maintenance Codes

Enforcement of the Forest Conservation Regulations

Implementation of County Zoning, Subdivision, and Critical Area Regulations

Implementation of MD Agricultural Land Preservation Programs (MALPF)

Review of Building Permits for Code Compliance

State Rural Legacy Program Administration

This Department provides support staff to numerous boards and commissions including Affordable Housing Task Force, Agricultural Land Perservation Advisory Board, Board of Appeals, Historic District Commission and Planning Commission. Other services include the administration of local, state and federal grant programs and to provide assistance on a daily basis to the general public concerning the regulation of land use in Talbot County.  

Changes to the County's Critical Area Program do not take effect until they are reviewed and approved by the Critical Area Commission for Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. As of the effective date of this chapter (11-10-2018), the Critical Area Commission had not yet approved those changes. Specific questions about Critical Area provisions of this chapter should be directed to the Department of Planning and Zoning

Please note that payments must be received upon submitting applications, checks shall be made payable to Talbot County.  This office does not accept credit cards or cash.


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