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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 you may fax the written comments to 301-301-645-0540 or email Ms. Siarah Beall

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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, February 11, 2014 February 11, 2014 Agenda
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 January 28, 2014 Meeting Cancellation
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 December 10, 2013 Meeting Cancellation



Tuesday, March 10, 2015 March 10, 2015 Minutes
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 January 27, 2015 Minutes
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 January 13, 2015 Minutes



Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Docket #1335 - Silver Oaks Site Telecommunications Tower - Public Notice
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Docket #1325 - Walmart Supercenter - Public Notice
Friday, February 6, 2015 March 10, 2015 Public Notice of Meeting Docket #1341


Staff Reports

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Docket #704 and #1108 Staff Reports
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Docket #1299, 1301 and 1302 Staff Reports
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Docket #1299 Staff Report and Public Comments