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The Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning announces a new fee structure will be implemented beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The new fee structure addresses the costs of critical services provided by the department and ensures fees are current and comparable with those of surrounding jurisdictions.
The new fee schedule was included as part of the county’s proposed fiscal year 2021 Operating and Capital Budget, which was adopted on June 9, 2020.
Planning & Zoning will also transition the voluntary conceptual site plan review process to a mandatory one. The revised site plan process becomes a three-step process consistent with the current storm water management and subdivision review and approval processes. In addition, the conceptual site plan will be required to be approved by the Calvert County Planning Commission. 
The complete fee schedule can be found online at Fee forms to be completed and submitted to Planning & Zoning are available at
For questions related to Planning & Zoning fees, please contact Carolyn Sunderland, AICP, Deputy Director for Planning, by calling 410-535-2380 or by emailing For questions related to Inspections & Permit fees, please contact Joe Hawxhurst, Inspections & Permits Division Chief, at 410-535-2523 or
The revenue generated from the updated fees will allow Planning & Zoning to maintain and improve the quality of life for county residents by providing quality planning, zoning and code enforcement services. It also allows the department to identify new options to make the permitting and development process more convenient, timely and effective for customers.
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