Planning Department

Planning Department Covid-19 Update

The City of Frederick is committed to the health and safety of residents and our City workforce. To stay up to date on the City’s response, please visit the City’s Covid-19 page  or our social media channels.

Any questions or concerns you may have the Planning Department is always accessible by phone at 301-600-1499 or via email

Mission Statement

To support the practice of good planning, the Division of Planning strives to provide leadership in assisting City representatives in making informed decisions concerning land use, built environment, and heritage resources. Through education, the Division of Planning assists in responding to the defined needs of the City and provides information and recommendations to citizens and decision makers of the City of Frederick so jointly a long term sustainable vision can be achieved.

Online Submissions

The City is pleased to now offer the ability for the public to submit applications and plans to the Planning department online. Payment of fee’s by credit card can now also be accepted online. Click the appropriate link below to begin the process.


Planning Commission deadline schedules are available online at

Zoning Board of Appeals deadline schedules are available online at

Historic Preservation Commission deadline schedules are available at

Development Database

Development Map Opens in new windowThe City’s Development Database is provided to give residents, business owners, and the development of community insight into the projects that are currently pending review with the Division of Planning.  Once you launch the database you will view a map of all pending development in Frederick. Click the picture or here to enter.


Do you want to know the zoning of your property or to print out a map of your house?  Use the SpiresGIS General Map

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