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Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals Email
225 N. Center Street
Room 113
Westminster, MD 21157-5108

410-386-2094 - voice
410-386-2444 - fax
800-735-2258 - TTY/TDD

Office HoursMon-Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
Contact 1Jo Vance
Administrative Hearings Coordinator
410-386-2094 - voice
410-386-2444- fax
PurposeThe Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) was created pursuant to Article 66B of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Zoning Chapter of the Carroll County Code of Public Local Laws and Ordinances. The BZA deals exclusively with land use cases. The Board hears and decides requests for conditional uses and variances. In addition, the BZA hears appeals from decisions of County officials and agencies concerning land use and zoning matters. Like a court, the Board hears evidence, takes testimony under oath, accepts exhibits and makes decisions based on all of the evidence presented at the hearing. The BZA has no legislative power; therefore, it can neither make nor modify the zoning laws or policies.
ServiceSame as above
EligibilityAppointed by the Board of Carroll County Commissioners
Area ServedServes Carroll County.
Last Updated28 October 2020