Cecil County Administrative Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Development Plans Review is a division within the Department of Land Use, and it is responsible for the review of road and storm drain plans, stormwater management plans, and water/wastewater plans. The division provides quality customer service and consists of the Chief and two plans reviewers.


The mission of the Development Plans Review division is to protect the citizens of Cecil County from unsafe land development and engineering practices.  Our responsibilities include:

  1. Keeping abreast of all Federal, State, and County code revisions;
  1. Reviewing submitted engineering plans (including road and storm drain, stormwater management, and water/waste water) for proper design and adherence to county code;
  1. Issuing grading permits;
  1. Analyzing sight distances for proposed driveway locations accessing County owned roads;
  1. Conducting stormwater and lot grading inspections;
  1. Maintaining financial sureties to ensure that infrastructure is built properly; and
  1. Coordinating plans review and inspections with associated agencies (i.e. the Soil Conservation District, the Department of Public Works), private sector engineering firms, and homeowners and residents.