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Board of Appeals

The Board renders final decisions on appeals related to zonings, licenses, permits, and executive, administrative and ajudicatory orders.

 
 

About

The Board of Appeals operates independently from both the legislative and executive branches. The County Council appoints the seven Board members to four-year terms coterminous with their own.

The Board renders final decisions on appeals related to zonings, licenses, permits, and executive, administrative and ajudicatory orders. Appellants of decisions who are not satisfied with the decision of the Board may subsequently pursue their case in Circuit Court.

The Board may choose to close a portion of a meeting to obtain legal advice or to discuss personnel matters as authorized by the General Provisions ArticleSection 3-305(b)(7) or Section 3-305(b)(1) of the Open Meetings Act.

Members of the Board of Appeals

  • Wm. Jay Breitenbach, Chairman
  • J. Gary Middlebrooks, Vice Chairman
  • Patsy Baker Blackshear
  • Paul Devlin
  • S. Spencer Dove
  • Richard Forgo
  • Richard Hare

Staff

  • Deana L. Bussey, Clerk
  • Tracy L. McFadden, Assistant Clerk

Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays.

Anyone needing accommodations must contact the office at (410) 222-1119 or via Maryland Relay 7-1-1 at least 7 days in advance of the event.

All materials available in alternative formats upon request.