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Living in MoCo

For residents or potential residents of Montgomery County. Learn more about community plans, follow development applications, keep track of Planning Board decisions and more.

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Learn about community plans

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Each community within Montgomery County has a master plan that creates a comprehensive view of land use trends and future development, recommending zoning, transportation, environmental solutions and more. Find your planning area.

Follow development

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Stay apprised about what’s going on in your community! Use our Development Finder tool to learn more about proposed development activity undergoing review by the professional planning staff or Planning Board.

Watch the Planning Board

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Stay on top of the weekly business of the five-member Planning Board, which considers applications and makes policy recommendations that affect the community. Watch the Board live in session every Thursday.

Go green

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Learn more about the environmental rules affecting property owners, such as special protection areas for water quality, conservation easements for forests, water/sewer service and more.

Preserve history

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Historic preservation staffers identify, designate, and regulate historic sites in the county. Staffers evaluate resources listed on the Locational Atlas and Index of Historic Sites for possible inclusion in the Master Plan for Historic Preservation and analyze Historic Area Work Permit applications and proposed development plans.

Find maps

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Browse our library of free maps and visit the GIS map store to cover Montgomery County from every angle. County maps are available both digitally and printed.

Get the facts

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The Planning Department’s research staff assembles county demographic, housing and economic data and analyzes population, household, employment and housing information.

Read the latest news

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Read and subscribe to the latest news regarding planning and development by visiting our Media Center. We issue press releases on the Planning Department’s accomplishments and key initiatives.

Watch video features

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Check out our video features developed as part of the Montgomery Plans cable show, or browse video archives.

Get connected

Follow news and events with online tools:
Our Events calendar, Facebook page, RSS news feed, and podcasts

Doing business

For developers, real estate professionals and other business owners in Montgomery County. Learn how to submit a development application, track development, access tools that inform about county rules and more.

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How to apply for a development plan

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All development applications must comply with Montgomery County regulations.  Browse our how-to manual for development. Our procedures create a process for a timely and comprehensive review of proposed projects.

Multiple agency review

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The Development Review Committee (DRC) is an inter-agency task force comprised of representatives from public agencies and utilities. DRC members discuss applications with planners in monthly meetings. View the Development Review Committee schedule.

The bottomline

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View, download, complete and/or print our forms for various development applications and calculate development fees.

Learn about community plans

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Each community within Montgomery County has a master plan that creates a comprehensive view of land use trends and future development, recommending zoning, transportation, environmental solutions and more. Find your planning area.

Follow development in your area

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To help residents, business people and county officials stay abreast of Montgomery County development activity, we launched a user-friendly Development Finder web site that provides details about building applications to be considered by the Planning Board. See development applications undergoing review.

Go green

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If you are buying or improving a property, or curious or concerned about activities on land in your neighborhood, learn about our tools that can inform you about county rules, current development activities and how to report a violation.

Watch the Planning Board

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Stay on top of the weekly business of the five-member Planning Board, which considers applications and makes policy recommendations that affect the community. Watch the Board live in session every Thursday.

I want to know

For researchers, students and the general public. Learn more about local demographics and employment and housing trends, view or purchase maps, keep abreast of the latest news and more.

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Dig into the data

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data iconAccess our analysis of most-frequently-asked demographic questions. Staff in our research division breaks down the data into relevant local trends.

Find maps

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maps iconBrowse our library of free maps and visit the GIS map store to cover Montgomery County from every angle. County maps are available both digitally and printed.

Explore interactive tools

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map tool iconExplore the data with our interactive map tools on topics such as bikeways, demographics, zoning, historic preservation and more.

Get Census data

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people iconRead highlights of our analysis of the latest available custom data for Montgomery County and try our new interactive demographics map tool.

Keep up with trends

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binoculars iconCheck out our trendsheets providing at-a-glance indicators of the County's population, housing, economy, development, commercial space and the workforce.

Read the latest news

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news iconRead and subscribe to the latest news regarding planning and development by visiting our Media Center. We issue press releases on the Planning Department’s accomplishments and key initiatives.

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Last updated: October 19, 2016