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Vision & Mission

Land Use Core Group Vision


Our vision is that development in Anne Arundel County will proceed in a manner that is well planned and respectful of private property rights; ensures that our citizens live and work in safe structures; provides the infrastructure necessary to support and enhance our quality of life; promotes economic expansion and job creation; protects our open spaces and historic structures; and offers ample opportunities for recreation, athletic participation and interaction with our natural environment.


Mission of the Administrative Hearing Office

Our mission is to:

  • hear petitions for and issue decisions regarding zoning reclassifications, critical-area reclassifications, special exceptions and variances to zoning and critical-area provisions of the County Code
  • provide relevant information to petitioners, interested parties and the public
  • resolve contract disputes related to the performance of County contracts
  • assure that our procedures are accessible and navigable, and
  • maintain records of all decisions.