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 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.  

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

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