Pending Legislation

The County Commissioners serve both the legislative and executive functions of local government. Below is information on legislation (legislative bills and ordinances) that are currently under consideration by the Commissioners. Questions regarding pending legislation can be referred to the Chief of Staff, Sara Visintainer or 410-479-0660. You can also submit testimony regarding pending legislation by using this form.

Ordinance #2016-1, Chapter 175- Zoning

The County Commissioners have authorized a public hearing for Ordinance #2016-1.  The Ordinance updates the language of various sections of the Zoning Chapter of the Caroline Code:

An Act concerning Zoning in Caroline County; For the purpose of revising the Zoning chapter to permit and provide conditions for ground-mounted solar power electric generation structures, to provide area and use variance criteria, to provide criteria for appeal submissions, to provide application requirements, to provide term limits and membership composition for the Planning Commission, to provide term limits for the Board of Zoning Appeals, and to provide the Planning Commission opportunity to review proposed text amendments; By amending §175-86, §175-152, §175-161, §175-162, §175-163, §175-171, §175-197 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Caroline County, Maryland.

The County Commissioners of Caroline County, Maryland will hold a public hearing on Ordinance #2016-1 on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30 PM in the County Commissioners Hearing Room #106, Courthouse, 109 Market Street, Denton, Maryland.  All interested persons are encouraged to attend the hearings.  Questions regarding Ordinance #2016-1 can be referred to the Department of Planning and Codes at 410.479.8100You can also submit testimony regarding pending legislation by using this form.

Persons with a disability needing reasonable accommodation to attend should notify the County Commissioners Office three days prior to the hearing.