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There are two methods changing the zoning classification assigned to an individual property. One is called "comprehensive" and the other is "individual" or "piecemeal". During comprehensive zoning, the County Council reviews and updates all of the zoning maps for a designated Small Area in accordance with the General Development Plan and Small Area Plan land use maps. Individual, or piecemeal, zoning is the method by which an individual may request that a property be reclassified to correct any mistakes made by the County Council during last comprehensive process or to recognize a change in the character of the neighborhood that would necessitate a change in the zoning.

How to Apply

A pre-filing meeting with the Zoning Division is required prior to submittal. Appointment required.  An application for a Rezoning must be hand delivered to the Zoning Division of the Office of Planning and Zoning for processing.

See related information for details about the Rezoning Process.


Filing and Sign Fees Fees
Filing fee for most uses $1,000.00
Filing fee for a solid waste facility $3,000.00
Sign fee $35.00 for each
Sign fee $35 for each sign that is required to be posted on the property. For sites with frontage on more than one road or on the water, additional signs are required for each road and water frontage.

Filing fee and sign fee may be combined in one check made payable to Anne Arundel County.


2664 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401