Planning for success in Carroll County...
The Planning Department is responsible for developing and implementing the County
Master Plan as envisioned by the citizens. The meetings and activities of the
Planning and Zoning Commission are coordinated
by the Department Director, who is Secretary to the Commission. Capital Improvement Projects
review, site selection, and land banking for future schools, roads, and other public
facilities are administrative functions of the Department.
The Bureau of Comprehensive Planning is responsible for comprehensive, county-wide master
planning. Land use plans are made and implemented working
with the Carroll County Planning Commission authorized under the Land Use Article of the
Annotated Code of Maryland. The several functions within the Bureau are designed to assure County
projects and programs conform with the County Master Plan, that current and long-range County
planning serve to implement the Plan, and that land use and policy decisions are in accordance
with the Plan. Among the ways the Bureau fulfills this function are: water and sewer master
planning, comprehensive plans for the County and incorporated towns; major street and road
planning; and the town/county liaison planners.