At a Glance
Construction Fees
Board of Appeals
Site Plan and
  Subdivisions
Reclassification
Annexation
Water Rates & Billing
Other Fees

By Phone:
410-287-5801

By Email:
zoning@northeastmd.org

In Person:
106 South Main Street
North East, MD 21901
Hours: M-F 8:30AM - 4:30PM

By Mail:
P.O. Box 528
North East, MD 21901-0528


Betsy Vennell
DIrector of Planning and Zoning


Planning/Zoning

2011 ANNUAL PLANNING REPORT
2012 ANNUAL PLANNING REPORT
2013 ANNUAL PLANNING REPORT
FEMA PRELIMINARY FLOODPLAIN MAP PANEL 152
FEMA PRELIMINARY FLOODPLAIN MAP PANEL 154
FEMA PRELIMINARY FLOODPLAIN MAP PANEL 160
Official Zoning Maps
Planning Commission and Appeals Board 2014 Schedule
Water Standards and Specifications

Zoning Ordinance




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The Town of North East Planning and Zoning Department is responsible for a wide variety of land use planning. The department is responsible to enforce and make recommendations for changes to the Town's Comprehensive Plan. The department is responsible for land use planning, zoning administration and code enforcement. The department works with state and federal agencies regarding monitoring and enforcement of regulations such as the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area regulations, floodplain regulations (FEMA), forest conservation act and wetland's regulations. The department issues permits, reviews site plans and subdivisions. The department is responsible for grant research, application and administration of state and federal grants to help foster the goals of the Town. The department provides support staff to the Planning Commission, Board of Appeals and Mayor and Commissioners. An important duty of the department is to assist members of the public through the planning and zoning process and answer questions in a concise, polite and courteous manner.

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A five member board responsible for land use and development regulations, enforcement of zoning, sign and subdivision ordinances. The Planning Commission meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the North East Town Hall Meeting Room at 7PM.

Current Members:

Member Term
Brian Morgan,Chairman Term expires 10/3/2015
Commissioner Eric BraleyRuns concurrent w/ Town Board Term
Ranald Langille Term Expires 3/12/2018
Mike Kline Term Expires 11/21/2015
Mark Dobbins, Vice-Chairman Term Expires 7/17/2019

Vacancies:
There are currently no vacancies on the Planning Commission. If you are interested in serving on this Commission, click here for an application.

Please note:
No building or other structure (including fences, decks, and sheds) shall be erected, moved, added to, changed in use, or structurally altered without an approved construction authorization. Sign permits must be approved prior to installation. For further information, please contact us.

Construction
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Change of Use Permit $35.00
Construction Authorization$35.00
Fence Permit$15.00
Sign Permit$15.00

Board of Appeals Applications
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The Board of Appeals is a six member quasi-judicial board responsible for hearing and deciding appeals where it is alleged there is an error in the enforcement of the zoning ordinance, to hear and decide only such special exceptions as the Board is specifically authorized to pass, to hear and decide requests for variances. The Board of Appeals meets on the fourth Thursday of the month, as needed, at the Town Hall Meeting Room at 7PM. For further information, please contact us.

Members:
Member Term
Gabrielle Oldham, Board of Appeals Member 3 year term 10/8/2015
Marian Martino, Board of Appeals Member 2 year term 10/8/2016
Sue Fye, Board of Appeals Member 3 year term 10/8/2015
Peg Hardin, Board of Appeals Member 1 year term 10/8/2015
Maurice Tenney, Jr. Board of Appeals Member 2 year term 10/8/2016
Valerie Combs, Board of Appeals, Alternate Member 1 year term 10/8/2015
Application Costs:
Appeals$250.00
Critical Area Hearing $200.00
Special Exceptions (w/site plan)$300.00
Special Exceptions (w/o site plan)$250.00
Variances$200.00

Site Plan and Subdivisions
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Residential Subdivisions (with new development)
Preliminary Plat
$75.00 per lot PLUS review fees including but not limited to engineering fees and legal fees
Final Plat $25.00 per lot PLUS review fees including but not limited to engineering fees and legal fees
Residential Subdivisions (without new development)  
Preliminary Plat $50.00 per lot PLUS review fees including but not limited to engineering fees and legal fees
Final Plat $25.00 per lot PLUS review fees including but not limited to engineering fees and legal fees
Commercial or Industrial Site Plan (with subdivision) $250.00 PLUS
1. Review fees including but not limited to engineering fees and legal fees
2. Subdivision fees as outlined above
Commercial or Industrial Site Plan (without subdivision) $250.00 PLUS
1. Review fees including but not limited to engineering fees and legal fees

Reclassification
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Rezoning Application$300.00

Annexation
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All expenses to be paid by Petitioner.

NOTE: For matters that require applicant, owner or petitioner to pay expenses in addition to the set fees a payment agreement shall be executed prior to processing any application, request or submittal.