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Caroline County Board of Zoning Appeals
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Four (4) citizens of Caroline County including one (1) alternate
status; appointed by the local Executive and confirmed by the
local legislative body.
W. A. Stewart Wright, Jr., Chairman
Steven K. Melvin, Vice-Chairman
Bryan Saathoff, Member
W.R. Carter, III, Alternate Member
Term of Office
Three (3) years, an indefinite number of consecutive terms may
be served. Chairman and Co-Chairman will serve for one (1)
year; terms may run concurrently if so determined by its peers.
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at
7:30 p.m. at the Health & Public Services Building, Denton,
Maryland, or in Special Session as the need arises; meetings
are open to the public.
Application for Appeal ( 37 KB)
Application for Variance ( 38 KB)
Application for Special Use Exception ( 39 KB)
Thank You for Your Cooperation
- The application fee for Special Use Exceptions is
$400.00 (non-critical area) or $600.00 (critical area);
for a Variance the fee is $250.00 (non-critical area)
or $500.00 (critical area) and to file an appeal the
fee is $400.00. An Administrative Variance application
fee is $125.00. Applications will not be processed until
a completed application and the fees are received. No
fees will be refunded after the Public Hearing Notice is
- A maximum of 4 applications are accepted each month and
are processed on a first come first serve basis by
submission of a completed application and payment of
- The Public Hearing Notice is published for 2 weeks in
the Times-Record and may also be published in the
Star Democrat; in addition the property will be posted.
- A copy of the Public Hearing Notice is mailed to all
adjoining property owners and may be mailed to all
property owners up to 1,000 feet from the subject
- The applicant, neighboring property owners and any known
parties with an interest will receive a notice stating
the date, time and location the application will be
heard, approximately 2 weeks before the hearing. If a
notice is not received please contact the office.
- Either the applicant or an authorized representative
of the applicant must be present at the hearing.
- The applicant should bring any drawings, plats or
photographs which describe the property and support your
application to the hearing.
- All hearings are scheduled to begin at the same time
and the order in which the hearings are held is
determined that night. On occasion hearings have
continued past 11:00 p.m.
- Decisions of the Board are usually made the night of
the hearing, but the hearing may be continued or the
decision delayed until a later date.
- The day after the hearing, the decision of the Board
is available by calling (410) 479-8100 after 9:00 a.m.
- A copy of the Board's decision will be mailed to
the Applicant and to other interested parties.
- For commercial and industrial special use exception
applications, five (5) legible, full and complete copies
of all exhibits, including electronic media, to be
introduced by the applicant shall be delivered to the
office at least fourteen (14) days prior to any hearing.
The exhibits delivered shall be introduced by the
applicant into evidence at the public hearing. No other
exhibits other than rebuttal shall be permitted to be
introduced by the applicant without specific permission
given at the public hearing.
For more information, contact the office at
Health & Public Services Building, 403 South 7th Street, Suite 210,
Denton, Maryland 21629-1335