Planning, Zoning and Community Development


[10/06/22] Upon an evaluation of the remaining funds allocated to Wicomico County for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), Effective Friday, October 7th at 4:00pm, no further applications for assistance will be accepted online or in person at the community partner agencies.

Over 2 years, Wicomico County has expended approximately $19 million in ERAP funds awarded by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.

For more information on the ERAP program, please click here  





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