Local Government Planning

Dorchester County


Dorchester County is bordered on the east by Wicomico County, the south by Somerset, the north by Talbot, and the west by Chesapeake Bay. The County seat is Cambridge.​​
Dorchester County Map

Regional Planning Agency

Mid-Shore Regional Council

Priority Funding Areas (PFA)

View the statewide Interactive PFA Map

Comprehensive Plans

Current Plan / Adoption Date
Dorchester​​ Master Plan CMP-2021​​
Brookview​ Does not exercise planning and zoning authority
Cambridge CMP-2011
Church Creek CMP-2005
East New Market CMP-2010 AMD-2012
Eldorado Does not exercise planning and zoning authority
Galestown Does not exercise planning and zoning authority
Hurlock CMP-2009
Secretary CMP-2010
Vienna CMP-2003 MGE_WRE-2009
​For a list of the most current adopted plans for Dorchester County, please visit the Dorchester County Planning and Zoning Department’s webpage or contact local planning staff via the department’s staff directory​ found on the county’s website.  

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Septic Law Implementation Plans

Jurisdiction Map & Documentation MDP Response
Dorchester County    
Brookview Mapped by County
Cambridge Map  Doc Response
Church Creek Map  Doc Response
East New Market Map  Doc Response
Eldorado Mapped by County
Galestown Mapped by County
Hurlock Map  Doc Response
Secretary Map  Doc Response
Vienna Map  Doc Response​

Minor Subdivision Definition Changes​


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Staff Assignments

Tracey Taylor
Keith Lackie

Planning Contacts

Mary Jane Marine
Code Enforcement Officer
Town of Vienna
Town Office
214 Market Street
P.O. Box 86
Vienna, MD 21869-0086​
John Avery
Zoning Administrator
Town of Hurlock
Planning, Zoning & Code Enforcement Department
Town Hall
311 Charlet Street
Hurlock, MD 21643
Yvonne Pritchett
Town of Secretary
P.O. Box 248
Secretary, MD 21664-0248​
Patricia Escher
Division Manager
City of Cambridge
Department of Planning & Zoning

1025 Washington Street​
Cambridge, MD 21613

Michelle Jackson
Town of East New Market
Municipal Building
101 Main Street
East New Market, MD 21631
Susan Webb, APA
Acting Director
Dorchester County
Planning & Zoning
501 Court Lane, Room 111
Cambridge, MD 21613​​

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