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.

Mission:

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.