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What is Zoning?

Zoning Map

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.

What Zone is my property?

Development Standards   Diagrams and Examples  

Code Interpretations  Zoning Confirmation Letters

     Off Street Parking Waiver   Development Standards Variance                

MNCPPC Zone/Site Plan Enforcement

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:

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