Development Review & Permitting

Welcome to the Department of Development Review and Permitting’s web site. Our office is located in Snow Hill inside the Government Center (click here for directions). Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. If you need assistance please feel free to call 410-632-1200. 

The Department is responsible for implementing and enforcing a wide variety of regulations and programs, primarily pertaining to land use activities.  These include permits, building construction, site plans and subdivisions. Geographic Information Services (GIS), long range planning and pre-and post-disaster planning are also a function of the Department. Various licenses are also administered and issued by the Department, including liquor licenses and renewals, roadside stand licenses and vending licenses.

The Department is divided into a series of Divisions/Services:

Department Contact Info

Worcester County Government Center
1 W. Market St. Room 1201
Snow Hill, MD 21863

Phone: (410) 632-1200
Fax: (410) 632-3008

Department Administration