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Room 160
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1119
*Drop-box located at 44 Calvert Street, front entrance of the Arundel Center.


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 as authorized by the General Provisions Article Section 3-305(b) of the Open Meetings Act. 

Board of Appeals Staff


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

Appointments preferred.

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.


Notice Regarding the Coronavirus

Beginning Thursday, August 5th, employees and members of the general public will be required to wear masks indoors at County-owned buildings. Masks will be required at all in-person hearings before the Board of Appeals


Mail appeals to:
Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals
Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street, Room 160
Annapolis, MD 21401