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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Planning & Zoning Announces New Transferable Development Rights Reserve Program


The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners approved a new Transferable Development Rights (TDR) Reserve Program which allows citizens to sell and purchase TDRs through the Calvert County Government instead of through private buyer/seller negotiations. Administered by the Department of Planning & Zoning, the program is set up as a revolving fund to continually purchase TDRs from Agriculture Preservation District (APD) owners and sell them to developers.

The approved TDR Reserve price is $4,500 and is offered on a first come, first served basis as available funding and TDR supply allow. The use of TDRs allows owners to increase density potential within designated residential growth areas while preserving the county’s natural resources, agricultural land and forests. Applications are available online at For more information please contact Environmental Planning Regulator Ronald Marney at 410-535-1600, ext. 2336 or

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