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Program Description

  Zoning and Administrative Hearings

The Hearing Examiner receives applications for certain zoning matters decided by the County Council; schedules and conducts public hearings; prepares and issues reports and recommendations for County Council action; receives applications, hears and decides special exception and conditional use cases; schedules and conducts referral hearings from other departments, such as the Commission on Human Rights and the Commission on Common Ownership Communities; adjudicates objections from findings of the Department of Housing and Community Affairs regarding accessory apartment applications; maintains administrative records for public inspection; collects zoning application fees; responds to public inquiries on zoning, special exception, and conditional use cases; and works with other County agencies in the preparation, revision, and review of procedural rules, fee schedules, and zoning text amendments.

Program Contacts

Contact Lynn R. Hannan of the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings at 240.777.6664 or Philip Weeda of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2780 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY21 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved6835834.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.120540.00
FY21 Recommended6956374.00