What is Zoning?
The NEW Zoning Ordinace will be effective October 30, 2014!
Zoning is a land use tool used by Montgomery County and jurisdictions through out the country. Zoning regulates the form: size, shape height, mass of a building and the uses that are allowed on the property.
The intent of Chapter 59 of the Montgomery County Code (otherwise referred to as "The Zoning Ordinance") has been adopted for the purpose of protectiong and promoting the health, safety, morals, comfort and welfare of the present and future inhabitants of the district.
This chapter shall not apply to the municipal corporations of Brookeville, Poolesville, Laytonsville, Rockville, Barnesville, Gaithersburg and Washington Grove.
Zoning Code Enforcement includes responding to complaints such as:
- Home Occupation without Permit
- Commercial Vehicles on Residential Property
- Farm Animals in a Residential Zone
- Setback Violations
- Lot Coverage and Height Restrictions
- Working on or Selling Automobiles from a Home
- Home Being Used as a Place of Worship
- Yard Sales Section 3.1.4
- Fence Placement and Height Restrictions
- Paving Front Yards
The Department of Housing and Community Affairs enforces complaints regarding:
- Accessory Apartments
- Accumulations of Solid Waste
- Grass and Weeds in Excess of 12"
- Deteriorated Structures
- Public Nuisances (vacant buildings, unsafe structures, unhealthful conditions etc.)
- Storing of Inoperable and Unlicensed Vehicles on Residential Property
- Click Here to visit DHCA's webpage.
Link to the old zoning code:
Choose View 2004 Code