Charles County, Maryland



Steven Ball
Director of Planning

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.  Best Regards, Steven Ball, Planning Director.

Planning Organizational Chart

Water Conservation District (WCD) ZTA and ZMA 

The Watershed Conservation District Zoning Text Amendment 16-142 and Zoning Map Amendment 16-54 is scheduled for a work session before the Charles County Planning Commission on March 13, 2017, at 6:00 PM in the Charles County Government meeting room at 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD. The public cannot speak at work sessions but are welcome to attend or watch online.

Water Conservation District (WCD) Citizen Inquiry Form (posted 1/03/17)


Planning Commission Annual Reports (All Years)
Customer Assistance Guide (posted 7/21/2016)

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.