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Charles County, Maryland

Planning Commission

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of 7 citizens appointed by the Co. Commissioners. Members are appointed for 4-yr staggered terms. The members are citizen planners chosen from all walks of life & typically do not have formal planning training. The Co. Commissioners are given authority to appoint a Planning Commission by Article 66B of the Annotated Code of MD. This Article also describes what role & responsibility the Commission has in regulating land use in the County. It specifies that the Planning Commission must develop & recommend for adoption, a Comprehensive Plan for the County. The Planning Commission is also charged with a large portion of its implementation, hearing rezoning requests, & approval authority for subdivision of property in the Co.  Meetings & agendas are advertised on the Counties Automated Response System, web site, and local newspaper. The meetings are held in the Co. Commissioners mtg rm in the Co. Govt. Bldg.

Any written comments during open record, following a public hearing, should be addressed to: PGM, Attn: Clerk to the Planning Commission, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646; or you may fax the written comments to 301-645-0409 or email Melissa Hively,

View Planning Commission taped meeting videos. INSTRUCTIONS: After clicking this link, search for Planning Commission, select appropriate date, then click listen or watch.

Rules of Practice and Procedures
Planning Commission Annual Reports

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Meeting agendas, minutes, notices, and associated documents for Charles County Government's Boards & Commissions are now available at BoardDocs located at
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Prior to June 30, 2012:

Meeting Minutes
Public Notices
Meeting Agendas

Staff Reports


Monday, December 14, 2015 December 21, 2015 Meeting Canceled
Monday, November 2, 2015 November 2, 2015 Meeting Cancelled


Monday, September 24, 2012 Subdivision Regulations Amendment #12-18
Monday, September 24, 2012 The Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Preservation Act of 2012 Senate Bill 236, Designation of Growth Tiers Public Notice
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Subdivision Regulations Amendment 12-18 Public Meeting Notice



Monday, October 6, 2014 SRA 14-21 Traffic Calming