Charles County, Maryland



Jason Groth
Planning Director

The mission of the Planning Division is to prepare and maintain Comprehensive Plans, sub area plans such as redevelopment plans, and special purpose studies.  We also implement these plans through the administration of local land development regulations such as the zoning and subdivision codes.  In addition, we enforce state and local laws protecting our natural resources and environmentally sensitive lands.  If you own land and want to know what regulations apply to it or, if you have a project and want to know where to begin or, if you simply wish to participate in any of our ongoing planning activities, you have come to the right place.  Simply click on the subject of interest to you.  

Planning Organizational Chart

List of Active Projects (Posted 7/14/2017)

Watershed Conservation District (WCD) Information 

Planning Commission Annual Reports (All Years)
Customer Assistance Guide (posted 7/21/2016)
Accounting for Ecosystem Services in Charles County, MD (posted 8/14/2017)

Community Planning

Planning Areas

Other Plans and Programs

Environmental Programs

Grants, Fee Credits, and Workshops for County Residents & Businesses

Land Preservation

Natural Resource Protection and Development Review

Watershed Protection and Restoration

 Regulatory Documents

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE:  All publications located within the Planning and Growth Management section of the web site are believed to be accurate as of their posting date. However, they may not be accurate on the day you view them. To verify whether these documents are the most current official document, please contact the division associated with the document in question.