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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 conditional use cases; schedules and conducts hearings in contested cases referred by other departments, such as the Commission on Human Rights; adjudicates objections and waivers associated with accessory apartment license applications; maintains administrative records for public inspection; collects application fees; responds to public inquiries on zoning 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 Richard H. Harris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2795 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved7559884.00
Increase Cost: Increase in Legal Services for Larger Caseload100000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.484890.00
FY25 Recommended8144774.00