Planning and Community Development Department
The Department of Planning and Community Development consists of two divisions: Planning and Zoning. The Planning Division, along with the Planning Commission, is responsible for preparing and maintaining the town’s Comprehensive Plan. The Zoning Division administers and enforces the town’s zoning regulations, including reviewing development plans for code compliance. Field inspections are made to ensure continued compliance. Staff also serves the Mayor and City Council and various Boards and Commissions.
Open House for FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps
Many citizens have heard about the newly-proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), which have been drafted by FEMA and affect much of Ocean City from the previous flood hazard zones. Residents and property owners may have questions about whether their property is still in a flood zone or proposed to be removed; when the proposed flood zone maps will be approved and what the process is to make the proposed maps effective.
In order to answer these questions and concerns by citizens, a proposed FIRM Open House is being held at Ocean City’s Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, on March 12, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be two presentations given, one at 6 p.m. and another at 7 p.m., with an opportunity after the presentation for citizens to speak with representatives from the Maryland Department of the Environment, FEMA, and the Ocean City Department of Planning and Community Development. READ MORE
Sustainable Community Plan
- Draft - Town of Ocean City Sustainable Community Application
- Sustainable Communities
- Future Initiatives