Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Ordinance Rewrite

We are planning for the future!

We have embarked on a process to plan the future of Calvert County. From transportation, economic development and public safety to recreation, natural resources and housing – we want to know your vision for our future.

Amendments Proposed to the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan

The Calvert County Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2019, is the county's official policy document that sets forth a vision of the county’s future. The plan serves as a guide for future planning to be implemented through local laws and public investments over the next 20 to 25 years.

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harriet E. Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Rd, Prince Frederick, Maryland. The Public Hearing time, date, and location may be revised due to emergency, such as inclement weather, without further publication, and may be confirmed by calling any number listed below. At the Hearing, the Board will receive comments regarding proposed amendments to the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan, adopted August 2019. The proposed amendments would reduce or eliminate the future expansions for the Huntingtown, Lusby, Prince Frederick, and Solomons Town Centers.

Interested persons are urged to view the proposals in their entirety by contacting the Department of Planning & Zoning at 410-535-1600 ext. 2333, by email at towncenterupdate@calvertcountymd.gov or by viewing the proposals on the County website at: http://www.calvertcountymd.gov/publichearings . Written comments will be made part of the record if received by close of business the day before the public hearing. This meeting will be streamed live at http://www.youtube.com/CalvertCountyGov. If you wish to participate virtually: U.S. toll free: 888-475-4499 or 877-853-5257; Meeting ID: 899 4188 8251. The proposed provisions may be substantively modified based upon the record. Individuals may submit written comments in advance of the hearing. Written comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2022 and may be submitted via the County’s website http://www.calvertcountymd.gov/comprehensiveplancomments or through the U.S. mail to the County Commissioners at 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Written comments will be accepted at the County Commissioners’ public hearing up until the close of the record; people delivering comments to the hearing are encouraged to bring fifteen copies for the County Commissioners, staff, and the media.

View the Table Listing the Sections with Proposed Amendments (JPG)

View the Proposed Ordinance and Amendments (PDF)


Read the Adopted Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (August 2019) (PDF)

Updates to the Calvert County Zoning Ordinance and Official Zoning Maps are Underway.

The ordinance rewrite and map revisions are being completed following the adoption of the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan. As required by the State Land Use Law, the ordinance must be consistent with the adopted comprehensive plan. Additionally, the ordinance is being reorganized and reformatted to be more user friendly for citizens to look up the county’s zoning regulations.  Ordinance chapters are being combined for ease in finding information.  Keep watching this webpage for updates including schedules for citizen participation to provide input on the draft ordinance and map.

Stay Involved

To stay current on all the activities and events associated with our Comprehensive Plan rewrite and Zoning Ordinance update:

  1. BOCC to Hold Public Hearing for Proposed Amendments to Calvert County Comprehensive Plan

    The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. to receive and consider comments on proposed amendments to the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan, adopted in August 2019. Read on...
  2. Applications Accepted for Calvert County Purchase and Retirement Fund Program with New Price

    The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board announce the application period for the county’s Purchase and Retirement Fund program is open now through Nov. 28, 2022. Read on...
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