Planning, Zoning and Community Development

Announcements


[01/11/22] The Wicomico County Board of Appeals will meet in hybrid format for the January 20, 2022 meeting. We invite any public participation via zoom, which can be found at this link or by clicking here.

At the request of the applicant, Case #WA-2204 Special Exception Composting Facility has been withdrawn.

Click here to view the agenda

For those attending virtually who wish to give public comment, please complete the speaker sign-up form here in advance of the meeting. Those who did not complete the form in advance will be given an opportunity to speak by entering their name and mailing address into the zoom chat box and will be called upon at the appropriate time. Click here for more information. 

Click Here for the Zoom Procedures and the Code of Conduct which will be followed.

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[01/06/22] The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has announced the Maryland Homeowner Assistance funds (HAF) to provide Mortgage Assistance and Home Repairs for eligible Maryland citizens. 

This program is fully managed by DHCD and more information can be obtained by clicking here or going to the Homeowner Assistance Fund tab on the left.

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The Salisbury-Wicomico County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold the following public meetings to discuss a proposed text amendment to the Wicomico County Zoning Code, Chapter 225-Zoning:

Work Session – Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ 1:30 P.M. in Council Chambers (Room 301) of the Government Office Building, 125 N. Division Street, Salisbury, MD. 21803; 

Click here to view the agenda

Click to here view the presentation made at the 10/18/21 Work Session

Public Hearing – Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 2:30 P.M. in Council Chambers (Room 301) of the Government Office Building, 125 N. Division Street, Salisbury, MD. 21803. 

Click here to view the advertised Public Hearing ad.  

Written comments about the proposed text amendment can be submitted during a 30-day public review comment period extending from Thursday, September 30, 2021 through Friday, October 29, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. EST.  Comments can be submitted via the following methods: delivered or mailed to the Salisbury-Wicomico County Planning and Zoning Commission, Government Office Building, 125 N. Division Street, Room 203, Salisbury, Maryland 21803; e-mail planning@wicomicocounty.org; or fax 410-548-4955.

Click here to view Public Comments - Batch #1.

Click here to view Public Comments - Batch #2.

Click here to view Public Comments - Batch #3.

Click here to view the proposed text amendment.

For more information call 410.548.4860 or e-mail planning@wicomicocounty.org.




Mission


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