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Board of Appeals

The Board renders final decisions on appeals related to zonings, licenses, permits, and executive, administrative and adjudicatory orders. Powers and functions of the County Board of Appeals. (a) In General. The County Board of Appeals shall perform its functions as a board that is independent of both the legislative and executive branches of the County government. Charter, Sec. 602.

 
 
 

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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

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.

 

Notice Regarding the Coronavirus

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, County buildings are closed to the public. The Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals will not conduct in-person hearings while County buildings remain closed. Staff continues to work remotely. Please file appeals via U.S. Mail or by utilizing the Board's drop-box located on the 44 Calvert Street front entrance of the Arundel Center. The box is located on the right-hand wall at the top of the stairs.

Drop-box

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