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COVID-19 Resources and Information

Department of Planning and Land Management

Public access to the Garrett County Courthouse is by appointment only.  Most Planning & Permits staff are working remotely but can be contacted by email or phone during normal business hours. 
 
The Department of Planning and Land Management regulates Zoning Administration, Subdivision Administration, Licensing Issues, Land Preservation, Sensitive Areas Regulation, Comprehensive Planning and Mapping Services. For more information on these functions, click on the sidebar links to the left.

The primary function of the Department of Planning & Land Management is to:
  • maintain, update and implement the County's Comprehensive Development Plan with the direction of the County Planning Commission
  • prepare studies and assist the County Commissioners in developing policies with regard to land use, transportation, population forecasts (Census) and proposed regulations.
  • review re-zoning requests and
  • coordinate with State, local and Federal agencies to fulfill implementation of policies and funding opportunities.