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Charles County, Maryland

Board of Appeals

Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals is made up of 6 citizens, 5 members and an alternate, appointed by the County Commissioners. Members are appointed for staggered terms of 4 years. The members are citizen planners as they are chosen from all walks of life and typically do not have any formal training prior to their appointment. The County Commissioners are given the authority to appoint the Board of Appeals by the Land Use Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. This article also defines the role & responsibility for the Board. It specifies that the Board hears appeals of the zoning and land use decisions of the County Government, requests for approval of special exceptions, and requests for approval of variances.  Meetings are advertised on the County's  web-site, facebook & in the local newspaper. Meetings are held in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the County Government Building.

Any written comments during open record, following a public hearing, should be addressed to: PGM, Attn: Clerk to the Board of Appeals, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646 or email at

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: For all Board of Appeals' meeting agendas, minutes, documents, and staff reports dated April 28, 2015 and after, please visit our new BoardDocs web page located at

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Content for BOA meetings dated before April 28, 2015 is available below.


Rules and Procedures


Tuesday, April 22, 2014 April 22, 2014 Agenda
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 April 8, 2014 Agenda
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 February 25, 2014 Agenda



Tuesday, July 9, 2013 July 9, 2013 Minutes
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 June 25, 2013 Minutes
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 May 28, 2013 Minutes



Tuesday, October 8, 2013 October 8, 2013 Public Notice
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 July 23, 2013 Meeting Cancellation
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 June 11, 2013 Meeting Cancellation


Staff Reports

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Docket #1029 Staff Report
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Docket 1305 Staff Report
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Docket #1307 Staff Report