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Information Counter

Info counter with customersThe first stop for most visitors to the Planning Department headquarters in Silver Spring is the Information Counter. Our Information Counter staff  answers questions from home buyers, developers, students, community members, and property owners on Montgomery County development and planning activities. We can help you find detailed information as well as provide a big picture look at what's happening in your area.

Stop by to view and buy copies of our reports, maps, and special data products. Checks, cash, and credit cards are accepted. Check our publications catalog.



Master plans coverPurchase approved and adopted master plans, or view a copy of a plan in progress. Access our functional plans, which address countywide topics or policies.

Official zoning maps

The Planning Department maintains current, legal maps showing zoning throughout Montgomery County. Or search online to view unofficial online zoning maps, searchable by street address.

Development applications

Learn more about plan applications or the Development Activity Information Center (DAIC).

Don't know the application number? Get the number using MC Atlas or Locator Wizard. You can also view a map of upcoming projects on our Development Finder. More info at DAIC.

Building Permits

zoning mapsVisit the Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services or call 301-495-4579.

Addressing Questions

Guidelines and Procedures Manual for Addressing and Street Naming in Montgomery County, Maryland

Contact us to verify a street address or to acquire a new address.

Land records

Access land records throughout Maryland
Real Property Data Search

Record plats

Download and print record plats at the Maryland State Archives’ online land survey library. 

*If you are looking for a land survey that includes your house in the survey please inquire with the Department of Permitting Services about a house location survey for the property. They may have one on file.


Hours: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Monday - Friday.
Phone: 301-495-4610
Fax: 301-495-1306

Montgomery County Planning Department
Montgomery Regional Office Building (MRO)
8787 Georgia Avenue - 2nd Floor
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
map to Silver Spring office

Last updated: August 7, 2014