Division of Planning and Permitting

The Division of Planning and Permitting


icons_appApplication Portal

Submit and track planning and permit applications. Submit service requests. Search public records. Pay fees. Request and view inspections.

ATTENTION: Permitting has released all applications to the Application Portal. You may still visit the Permits/Inspections page for permit related forms.

Click here to check application status using the legacy system.

icons_reportsCommissions, Agendas,
and Staff Reports

Access staff reports for items currently scheduled for the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.
View meeting agendas for planning related Boards and Commissions.
Find general information about Boards and Commissions.

fcg virtual hub button Virtual Hub

The Frederick County, MD Virtual Engagement Hub is the online home for outreach and listening efforts to shape the future of our community. Here you can find upcoming events, initiatives, and opportunities to share your input on key topics.

icons_regsRegulations and Ordinances

Access regulations related to planning and land development such as the Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision Rules and Regulations, the Forest Resource Ordinance, the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, and the Moderately Priced Dwelling Units Ordinance. Also find information about current building codes employed by Frederick County.

icons_outreachOutreach Meetings

Access outreach meetings schedules for development review, permits and inspections, and planning and design.

icons_dataData and Mapping

Access information about population, employment, and development and find a variety of planning maps including the comprehensive plan map and zoning map.

icons_lfLivable Frederick

Access the Livable Frederick Comprehensive Planning portal for news, current projects, and other information about Livable Frederick.


The Division of Planning and Permitting helps to shape our physical communities with the goal of upholding the highest standards of livability. This involves planning and design, regulatory compliance, and conservation and preservation. Planning and design includes comprehensive, transportation, environmental, and water and sewer planning. Regulatory compliance includes development review, environmental compliance, and life safety. Conservation and preservation includes historic preservation, agricultural preservation, and forest resources.

Contact Us

  1. Planning and Permitting Division
    30 N. Market St.
    Frederick, MD 21701

    Ph: 301-600-1153

    Staff Directory

    Steven C. Horn