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Office of Planning and Zoning 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 Office of Planning and Zoning

Our mission is to:

  • plan the overall physical development and growth of the County by updating periodically the General Development Plan and by preparing functional master plans
  • update and administer the zoning code of the County to support adequate residential and commercial development and to preserve rural land, historic structures and open spaces
  • enforce the zoning code of the County, and
  • administer the subdivision and development regulations of the County to ensure that all development projects are compliant with State and County code requirements.