Site Plans

Pre-Application Meetings


The county encourages developers to schedule a site plan pre-application meeting (PDF) with the Planning department prior to submission of a site plan application. During this meeting, the staff will review the proposal and discuss potential site considerations such as drainage impacts, Chesapeake Bay preservation areas, public utilities, landscaping, lighting, and other site development requirements. For assistance with the management of a development project, refer to the project planning packet (PDF).

Site Plan Review


Customer Service Initiative


The Customer Service Initiative (CSI) was created to provide enhanced customer service to citizens and the development community. CSI streamlined review processes, making regulations, procedures, and application processes easier to understand and accessible to all citizens. The initiative also increased the use of the county website and the online portal to view case information.

Site Inspections & Surety Requirements


Following site development, members of the review team will inspect the site to ensure its compliance with the approved site plan. Refer to the Bond Manual (PDF) for specific information regarding performance agreement and surety requirements.
A follow up inspection will be conducted once the required improvements have been installed. The bonds will either be reduced or returned depending on the condition of the plant materials and the length of time they have been planted in the ground.

Expansions/Revisions to Existing Development


If an existing building is expanding or a previously developed property is being redeveloped, contact Planning to ensure that any proposed changes meet applicable zoning requirements.