With almost 54,000 businesses, Anne Arundel County is a major hub of commerce and development. With a $35 billion economy, low taxes, a vast multi-modal transportation system, highly skilled workforce and excellent educational institutions, Anne Arundel County is the premier location to do business.
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.
The Board of Appeals will conduct hearings and meetings virtually using Zoom while County buildings remain closed to the public. Please see Rule 4-106 regarding procedures for submitting exhibits and the right to object to a virtual hearing.
Virtual/Remote Hearings, Meetings & Calculation of Time
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.
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.
Mail appeals to:
Anne Arundel County Board of Appeals
44 Calvert Street, Room 160
Annapolis, MD 21401