Comprehensive Rezoning

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The Comprehensive Rezoning process has concluded. At their April 19, 2011 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners adopted the new Zoning Ordinance, new Subdivision Regulations, and new Zoning Maps proposed as part of the Comprehensive Rezoning process. The new documents and maps shall be effective May 1, 2011.

Comprehensive Rezoning Hearings - Audio Recordings

Board of Cecil County Commissioners Comprehensive Rezoning Hearing Audio Recording
March 2, 2011, Election Districts 1, 2 & 3

Board of Cecil County Commissioners Comprehensive Rezoning Hearing Audio Recording
March 9, 2011, Election Districts 4, 5 & 9

Board of County Commissioners Comprehensive Rezoning Hearing Audio Recording
March 16, 2011, Election Districts 6, 7, & 8

Board of County Commissioners Comprehensive Rezoning Hearing Audio Recording
Session 1 - March 23, 2011 Meeting Deliberation and Decisions

Board of County Commissioners Comprehensive Rezoning Hearing Audio Recording
Session 2 - March 23, 2011 Meeting Deliberation and Decisions

Board of County Commissioners Comprehensive Rezoning Hearing Audio Recording
Session 1 - March 29,2011 Meeting Deliberation and Decisions

Board of County Commissioners Comprehensive Rezoning Hearing Audio Recording
Session 2 - March 29, 2011 Meeting Deliberation and Decisions

Board of County Commissioners Comprehensive Rezoning Hearing Audio Recording
Session 3 - March 29, 2011 Meeting Deliberation and Decisions

Comprehensive Rezoning Hearings - Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes below are in the form of (.pdf) documents.

Type 2011
Planning Commission February 2, 2011
Planning Commission February 9, 2011
Planning Commission February 16, 2011
Board of County Commissioners March 2,2011
Board of County Commissioners March 9, 2011
Board of County Commissioners March 16, 2011

Comprehensive Rezoning

In order to achieve the goals and objectives of the Cecil County Comprehensive Plan adopted on April 13, 2010, the Office of Planning & Zoning has initiated a comprehensive rezoning of all properties located in the unincorporated areas of Cecil County. As part of the Comprehensive Rezoning process, new zoning maps, a new Zoning Ordinance, and new Subdivision Regulations will ultimately be adopted by the Board of County Commissioners.

As part of the public review and public hearing process involved in the Comprehensive Rezoning process, the following proposed documents and maps are being made available via the County website. Hard copies of these documents and maps are also available for perusal at the Office of Planning & Zoning and at all branches of the Cecil County Public Library. Individuals interested in purchasing hard copies of the documents and maps are advised to contact the Office of Planning & Zoning at 410-996-5220 to ascertain the replication and production cost of these sizeable documents.

Proposed Zoning Ordinance

The proposed Zoning Ordinance is 460 pages and 6.2 MB in size. Please be patient if accessing this document from a dial up or non-high speed internet connection.

Proposed Subdivision Regulations

The proposed Subdivision Regulations are 62 pages and 617 KB in size. Please be patient if accessing this document from a dial up or non-high speed internet connection.

Proposed Zoning Maps

Understanding that many individuals may only want to view one or two of the proposed zoning maps, the table below will enable download or viewing of individual proposed zoning maps. To download an individual zoning map, navigate to its name in the table below. Unfortunately, due to file size constraints, an atlas of all 105 maps is unavailable via the County website. If interested in obtaining a digital copy of all 105 maps, please contact the Office of Planning & Zoning at 410-996-5220.

If you are interested in viewing the proposed zoning of your property (or another property) but do not know the tax map on which the property is located, please input your address into the Department of Assessment and Taxation's 'Real Property Search' website . Following input of the address, the resulting page will contain the property's map and parcel number.  A property tax bill is another source for determining a property's map and parcel number.

Base Zoning Maps (Maps 1-68 and 300-325)

Zoning Maps (Base Maps 1-68 and 300-325) - Effective May 1, 2011.

Map 1 Map 2 Map 3 Map 4 Map 5 Map 6 Map 7
Map 8 Map 9 Map 10 Map 11 Map 12 Map 13 Map 14
Map 15 Map 16 Map 17 Map 18 Map 19 Map 20 Map 21
Map 22 Map 23 Map 24 Map 25 Map 26 Map 28 Map 29
Map 30 Map 31 Map 32 Map 33A Map 34 Map 35 Map 36
Map 37 Map 38 Map 39 Map 40 Map 41 Map 42 Map 43
Map 44 Map 45 Map 46 Map 47 Map 48 Map 49 Map 50
Map 51 Map 52 Map 53 Map 54 Map 55 Map 56 Map 57
Map 58 Map 59 Map 60 Map 61 Map 62 Map 63 Map 64
Map 65 Map 66 Map 67 Map 68


Map 300 Map 301 Map 302 Map 303 Map 304 Map 305 Map 306
Map 307 Map 308 Map 309 Map 310 Map 311 Map 312 Map 313
Map 314 Map 315 Map 316 Map 317 Map 318 Map 319 Map 320
Map 321 Map 322 Map 323 Map 324 Map 325

Please note that Map 27 and Map 33 do not exist, as they were retired by the Maryland Department of Planning in 2005.

A tiling scheme of the maps can be used to see which maps are adjacent to others.

MEB Overlay Zoning Maps

 MEB Overlay Zoning Maps

Map 2 Map 21 Map 22 Map 23 Map 24 Map 25 Map 28
Map 29 Map 30 Map 35 Map 37 Map 300

Please note that no maps other than the ones listed in the table above are proposed to have the Mineral Extraction B (MEB) overlay zone within their borders.

What if I do not agree with the proposed zoning of my property?

If you do not agree with the proposed zoning of your property, please use the 2010 Comprehensive Rezoning Request Form.

Completed forms must be returned to the Office of Planning & Zoning by no later than 4:30 PM on February 15, 2011. (The deadline date was originally January 31, 2011, but the deadline has been extended by the Board of County Commissioners). Forms can be hand delivered, e-mailed to Director Eric Sennstrom, faxed to 410-996-5305, or mailed to 200 Chesapeake Blvd, Room 2300, Elkton, MD 21921.

A spreadsheet containing information regarding the change requests submitted as part of the Comprehensive Rezoning is online.

Planning Commission Meetings and Public Hearings

The Planning Commission will hold public hearings regarding the proposed zoning maps, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Regulations on February 2, 2011; February 9, 2011; and February 16, 2011. The Planning Commission will review all proposed documents and maps and forward recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.

Residents of Election Districts 1, 2, and 3 (Cecilton, Earleville, Warwick, Chesapeake City and Elkton) should attend the February 2, 2011 meeting held at 7 PM in the Elk Room of the County Administration Building (200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, MD 21921).

Residents of Election Districts 4, 5, and 9 (Elkton, Fair Hill, North East, Charlestown, and Calvert) should attend the February 9, 2011 meeting held at 7 PM in the Elk Room of the County Administration Building (200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, MD 21921).

Residents of Election Districts 6, 7, and 8 (Perryville, Port Deposit, Rising Sun, and Conowingo) should attend the February 16, 2011 meeting held at 7 PM in the Elk Room of the County Administration Building (200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, MD 21921). All text change requests and late requests shall also be reviewed at the February 16 meeting.

Please use the County website's Election District Map if you are unsure of which Election District your property is located.

Board of County Commissioners Meetings and Public Hearings

The Board of County Commissioners will hold public hearings regarding the proposed zoning maps, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Regulations on March 2, 2011; March 9, 2011; March 16, 2011; March 23, 2011; March 29, 2011; April 5, 2011; and April 19, 2011. The Board of County Commissioners will review all proposed documents and maps and render a decision as to approval or disapproval.

Residents of Election Districts 1, 2, and 3 (Cecilton, Earleville, Warwick, Chesapeake City and Elkton) should attend the March 2, 2011 meeting held at 7 PM in the Elk Room of the County Administration Building (200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, MD 21921).

Residents of Election Districts 4, 5, and 9 (Elkton, Fair Hill, North East, Charlestown, and Calvert) should attend the March 9, 2011 meeting held at 7 PM in the Elk Room of the County Administration Building (200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, MD 21921).

Residents of Election Districts 6, 7, and 8 (Perryville, Port Deposit, Rising Sun, and Conowingo) should attend the March 16, 2011 meeting held at 7 PM in the Elk Room of the County Administration Building (200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, MD 21921). All text change requests and late requests shall also be reviewed at the March 16 meeting.

Please use the County website's Election District Map if you are unsure of which Election District your property is located.

The Board of County Commissioners will hold additional public meetings on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 and Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Elk Room, County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Elkton, MD to deliberate on the change requests received relative to the draft zoning maps, draft zoning ordinance, and draft subdivision regulations.

The proposed maps and documents will be introduced for final adoption at the April 5, 2011 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners and voted on at the April 19, 2011 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners.

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