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Celebrating 150 Years in Garrett County, Maryland: 1872-2022

Comprehensive Plan

2022 Comprehensive Plan Draft for Public Comment
We invite the public to comment on the Draft 2022 Comprehensive Plan, starting on August 18, 2022 through September 18, 2022. A public hearing on the plan will be held during the September 6th Planning Commission Meeting at 1:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room. Comments can be sent to emailed
Following the public comment period, the draft will be updated and on the Planning Commission's October 5th adgenda. 
2008 Garrett County Comprehensive Plan 
The 2008 Comprehensive Plan was adopted on October 7, 2008 and serves as the policy guide and framework for future growth and development in Garrett County. The Plan looks at land use, water resources, transportation, public facilities, economic development, housing, environmentally sensitive areas, mineral resources, and other natural resources. The Plan also includes a detailed plan for the area around Deep Creek Lake.
The following items were important parts of the development process of the 2008 Comprehensive Plan.  An Assessment of Water Quality Impacts from Potential Land Development at Deep Creek Lake was finalized in May 2007.  During April 2008 a Summary of State Comments on the Comprehensive Plan was reviewed.  Citizen Correspondence was very important to the successful completion of the Comprehensive Plan.
On June 15, 2011 the Garrett County Commissioners adopted amendments to the Comprehensive Plan adding the Garrett County Heritage Management Plan as a component of the Comprehensive Plan.  More information about the Heritage Management Plan can be found below.
On November 7, 2016 the Garrett County Commissioners adopted an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan in order to incorporate the Garrett County Tier Map into the Plan.