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.
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.
Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Adopts 2040 Comprehensive Plan
The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners voted on August 6, 2019, to adopt the July 23, 2019, Draft of the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan with amendments. The plan replaces the Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2004 and as amended in 2010.
The Calvert County Comprehensive Plan is a foundational 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.
Read the Adopted Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (August 2019) (PDF)
To stay current on all the activities and events associated with our Comprehensive Plan rewrite and Zoning Ordinance update:
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- View the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan Overview Presentation. The narrated presentation explains what a comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance are and why they need updated/rewritten; describes demographic, housing, and transportation trends; and gives a timeline for the project.
The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners adopted the 2018 International Building Code and the 2018 International Residential Code as the Calvert County Building Code, effective July 1, 2022. Read on...