Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Portal



The legislative process to develop new and modern Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations, and provide important tools to facilitate the implementation of the Prince George’s 2035 General Plan and other County policy goals resumed when the County Council reconvened September 4th.  During session,  CB-14-2018 and CB-15-2018 will be reviewed including amendments to the legislation.  On September 18th, CB-13-2018 revisions including amendments will be reviewed and public comments will be taken.

The new Zoning Ordinance aims to streamline procedures, reduce obstacles to achieving the economic development goals of the County, enhance utility and user-friendliness, encourage appropriate input into the development review process, consolidate and simplify zones and uses, and incentivize development at targeted growth locations.

Committee of the Whole work sessions will be scheduled in September to further the discussion and review amendments to proposed Zoning Ordinance Rewrite legislation before the bills are considered for introduction and scheduled for a final public hearing.  Public comments on amendments to proposed zoning legislation reviewed in the Committee of Whole will be taken.

Please check the County Council Calendars and Agendas online prior to Council sessions scheduled for meeting details:

  • September 11th
  • September 18th
  • September 25th

Public Comments

Please forward all written comments directly to:

The Clerk of the Council
County Administration Building, Second Floor
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
or contact the Clerk at 301.952.3600.  

Sign Up to Speak 

If you want to make public comment during Council Sessions, please see the Clerk of the Council and sign up in person prior to the start of session.   

Council To Craft Legislation for Zoning Ordinance Rewrite (ZOR)

CB-013-2018   Proposed Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Rewrite
CB-014-2018   Proposed Countywide Comprehensive Map Amendment Process
CB-015-2018   Proposed Comprehensive Subdivision Regulations Rewrite
CB-065-2018   Proposed Revision to Landscape Manual **(NEW)**

***A new bill, CB-065-2018, has been added to proposed Zoning Ordinance Rewrite legislative package. This bill seeks to revise the County’s outdated Landscape Manual and incorporates modern and sustainable landscaping practices with a variety of approaches to ensure context-sensitive landscaping of urban, suburban, and rural areas; replaces two obsolete Sections with new Sections focused on building frontage landscaping standards and requirements for nonresidential and mixed-use development; and updates planting schedules to reflect current industry standards regarding appropriate native species. 

The Prince George’s County Council is now considering legislation through a robust legislative process. The County Council will host multiple Committee on the Whole Work Sessions on the Zoning Ordinance Rewrite legislation.  

ZOR Process Timeline

Council Committee of the Whole Work Session July 10, 2018

Transition to the Legislative Process

With Council Chair Dannielle M. Glaros

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Updating Prince George’s County Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations to Implement Plan 2035

In 2014, the Prince George’s County Council adopted the Plan 2035 General Plan, which prioritized an update to the Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations as a critical step for our County. 

The goals of the Rewrite are to: 

  • Streamline and simplify the regulations and development approval process
  • Modernize and consolidate our zones and development standards
  • Incentivize economic and transit-oriented mixed-use development
  • Protect and enhance stable residential neighborhoods