Comprehensive Plan Update and Zoning Ordinance Rewrite

We are planning for the future!

We have embarked on a process to plan the future of Calvert County. From transportation, economic development and public safety to recreation, natural resources and housing – we want to know your vision for our future.

Amendments Proposed to the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan

The Calvert County Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2019, is the county's official policy document that sets forth a vision of the county’s future. The plan serves as a guide for future planning to be implemented through local laws and public investments over the next 20 to 25 years.

The Calvert County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing virtually via Zoom and in-person on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Harriet E. Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider and receive comments regarding proposed amendments to the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan, adopted August 2019. The proposed amendments would reduce or eliminate the future expansions for the Huntingtown, Lusby, Prince Frederick, and Solomons Town Centers. 

Comments may be submitted by email:; mail: 205 Main Street, Prince Frederick, MD 20678; fax: 410-414-3092; or hand delivered to 205 Main Street, Second Floor, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Address comments to Ms. Maria Buehler, Chair, Calvert County Planning Commission. 

View the Table Listing the Sections with Proposed Amendments (JPG)

View the Sections with Proposed Amendments (PDF)

Read the Adopted Calvert County Comprehensive Plan (August 2019) (PDF)

Updates to the Calvert County Zoning Ordinance and Official Zoning Maps are Underway.

The ordinance rewrite and map revisions are being completed following the adoption of the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan. As required by the State Land Use Law, the ordinance must be consistent with the adopted comprehensive plan. Additionally, the ordinance is being reorganized and reformatted to be more user friendly for citizens to look up the county’s zoning regulations.  Ordinance chapters are being combined for ease in finding information.  Keep watching this webpage for updates including schedules for citizen participation to provide input on the draft ordinance and map.

Stay Involved

To stay current on all the activities and events associated with our Comprehensive Plan rewrite and Zoning Ordinance update:

  1. Planning Commission to Hold Public Hearing for Proposed Amendments to Comprehensive Plan

    Individual appointments available to address citizen questions Read on...
  2. Applications Accepted for Calvert County Purchase and Retirement Fund Program with New Price

    The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board announce the application period for the county’s Purchase and Retirement Fund program is open now through Nov. 28, 2022. Read on...
  3. New Price Set for Calvert County Transferable Development Rights Reserve Program

    The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board announces an increase in the purchase price of Transferable Development Rights (TDRs) for the county’s TDR Reserve program. Read on...
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