Planning, Zoning and Community Development


To provide creative, objective, professional planning services and technical expertise to elected officials, appointed boards and commissions, departments and citizens of Wicomico County, in a fair and reasonable manner; and to assist in understanding and addressing key community issues and priorities. 

Joint Policy Development
Development policies are determined by the Executive and Council for Wicomico County. 

Department Overview of Functions

  • Long Range Planning
  • Housing & Community Development
  • Enforcement
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Resource Preservation
  • Appellate Boards
  • Development Review
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
  • Permits & Inspections