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Eric S. Sennstrom

Director of Planning & Zoning
200 Chesapeake Blvd., Suite 2300
Elkton, MD 21921

Office: 410.996.5220
Fax: 410.996.5305


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The Cecil County Office of Planning & Zoning provides staff support to the County Executive, the Planning Commission, the Board of Appeals, and the Historic District Commission. This office also implements the goals and objectives of the County's Comprehensive Plan through the administration of the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision  Regulations and the Forest Conservation Regulations. The office is comprised of ten individuals located in the County Administration Building.

Online Zoning Ordinance Updated

On February 16, 2016, the County Council approved amendments to the Zoning Ordinance pertaining to  regulations for sawmills. These amendments became effective on April 18, 2016 and make text changes to Section 144 of the Zoning Ordinance.  The online Zoning Ordinance can be perused at the Frequently Requested Documents and Forms page. 

New Master Water & Sewer Plan Approved

On August 24, 2015, the Maryland Department of the
Environment approved the County's new Master Water & Sewer Plan.

Senate Bill 236 - Adopted Tier Map 

On December 17, 2012, County Executive Moore administratively adopted a Senate Bill 236 Tier Map for Cecil County.  This action was taken in accordance with Section 2.2.4 of the implementation and guidance documents associated with the Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Protection Act of 2012.


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