Local Government Planning

Howard County


Howard County is bordered by Carroll County to the north, Frederick and Montgomery County to the west, Prince Georges County and the City of Laurel to the south, and Anne Arundel County to the east. The County seat is Ellicott City.​
Howard County map 

Regional Planning Agency

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council

Priority Funding Areas (PFA)

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Comprehensive Plans

Jurisdiction Current Plan / Adoption Date
Howard Master Plan CMP-2012

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Septic Law Implementation Plans

Jurisdiction Map & Documentation MDP Response
Howard County Map  Doc Response​

​Minor Subdivision Definition Changes​

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Staff Assignments

Victoria Olivier

Planning Contacts

Amy Gowan
Howard County
Department of Planning and Zoning
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043