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Overview

A special exception is neither an exception nor special. It is a use that is specifically listed as allowed within a zoning district. The use will have specific conditions that must be met in order to be allowed. The applicant for a special exception must demonstrate to the Administrative Hearing Officer, at a public hearing, how those conditions will be met.

How to Apply

A pre-filing meeting with the Zoning Division is required prior to submittal. Appointment required.  An application for a Special Exception must be hand delivered to the Zoning Division of the Office of Planning and Zoning for processing.
 
The Special Exception application can be downloaded and completed utilizing Adobe Reader (or similar product) and then printed or printed and completed by hand. See the Special Exception instructions for other documentation necessary.
 
An application for a Special Exception must be hand delivered to the Zoning Division of the Office of Planning and Zoning for processing.
 
See related information for details about the Special Exception process.
 

Fees

Filing and Sign Fees Fees
Filing fee for most use $1,200.00
Filing fee for a solid waste facility $3,000.00
Sign fee $35.00 for each
Sign fee $35 for each sign that is required to be posted on the property. For sites with frontage on more than one road or on the water, additional signs are required for each road and water frontage.


Filing fee and sign fee may be combined in one check made payable to Anne Arundel County.

Location

2664 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

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