The Code Home Rule issue passed on November 5, 2002's general election. The County Commissioners implemented the new form of government in 2003.
Code Home Rule is one of two forms of home rule for counties permissible under Maryland law.
This site's information, provided by the Charles County Commissioners, highlights some of the differences between the Code Home Rule and Commissioner forms of government . For more details, see the report of the Form of Government Committee, a 15-member citizens’ committee appointed by the County Commissioners to study the issue.
Any County group, organization, or association interested in learning more about Code Home Rule should call Charles County Government's Public Information & Media Relations Officer at 301-645-0580 or 301-870-3000.
All legislation passed under Code Home Rule is available by visiting our Code Home Rule Legislation web page.