The Bureau of Development Review is the lead agency in the review of all residential,
commercial, and industrial plans in Carroll County. The Bureau is responsible for
processing and tracking development plans from submittal through approval. The Bureau
also provides development review services to the municipalities.
Bureau staff works closely with the Planning Commission by reviewing proposed subdivisions
of land and proposed site developments. The charge of the Bureau is to review each
project to assure compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws, and make a
presentation to the Planning Commission on the merits of the project.
The Bureau coordinates the monthly meeting of the Technical Review Committee (TRC). The
meeting is attended by all review agencies, the developer, and the project engineer. The
meeting is open to the public with an opportunity for input from any interested party.
The Bureau acts as a clearinghouse for adequate facilities tests and the tracking of the
rate of proposed development.