Planning & Codes

Planning for a Better Tomorrow while Building a Better Today


The Department of Planning and Codes was established in 1985 to administer county-wide planning and zoning. In addition to the administration, implementation and enforcement of a number of ordinances, regulations and codes (listed below), the Department also develops and implements county-wide plans, performs Alcoholic Beverage Licensing, and Excise Tax Assessment.

Due to the State of Emergency, our office is currently operating under special conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our building is closed to the public except for clinical and emergency services however, we are available to respond to emails and phone calls on a daily basis Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Most staff is teleworking and are available remotely to answer any questions, help with online applications, and assist with other services you may need. Please visit our web site https://caroline.onlama.com/ to apply for all permits and licenses. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation through this process.

Ordinances 

Current Plans

Other Laws

Department Fee Schedule


  1. Caroline County 2019 Tax Sale To be Held On November 30th-December 7th

    The Caroline County 2019 Tax sale will be held on November 30th-December 7th. Read on...
  2. Caroline County COVID-19 Website

    Caroline County has launched a website dedicated to COVID-19 Information Read on...
  3. Caroline County Local State of Emergency COVID-19

    Caroline County Declared a Local State of Emergency Regarding COVID-19 Read on...
View All