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

Current Plan / Adoption Date
Howard Master Plan CMP-2023​​​
​For a list of the most current adopted plans for Howard County, please visit the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning’s Community Planning webpage or contact local planning staff via the department’s Public Service Counter webpage ​found on the county’s website.  

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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

Brooks Phelps

Planning Contacts

Lynda Eisenberg
Howard County
Department of Planning and Zoning
Goerge Howard Building
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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