Planning Commission Education Course
Welcome to the Planning Commission, Planning Board and Board of Appeals Education Course
MDP created this course with input from the Governor’s Task Force on the Future for Growth and Development, the Maryland Association of Counties (MaCo), the Maryland Municipal League (MML), the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) and others.
The Planning Commissions, Planning Boards and Board of Appeals Education Course covers topics such as the role of the comprehensive plan and proper standards for special exceptions and variances, as applicable. The course explains additional subjects such as zoning ordinances and regulations, subdivision ordinances, methods for land preservation and important land management tools such as adequate public facilities ordinances.
- Log Into Education Site
- Welcome Letter From Planning Secretary
- Complete Education Materials
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Smart and Sustainable Growth Act
(One Page Summary)
- Senate Bill 280
- House Bill 297