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§ 11-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState Government

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 11. Consolidated Procedures for Development Permits (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, State Government, § 11-101
§ 11-101. Definitions
In general
(a) Unless the context requires otherwise, in this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Applicant” means a person or governmental unit that applies for a development permit.
(c) “Coordinator” means the State Permit Coordinator.
Development permit
(d) “Development permit” means a permit for a development project.
Development project
(e) “Development project” means a proposed construction or development for which more than 1 permit is required.
Governmental unit
(f) “Governmental unit” includes:
(1) the State;
(2) a county, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision of the State; and
(3) a unit of a political subdivision of the State.
Local government
(g) “Local government” means:
(1) a county;
(2) a municipal corporation in the State; or
(3) a unit of a county or municipal corporation in the State.
(h)(1) “Permit” means a certificate, license, or other document of approval or permission required to be obtained from a local government or a State unit.
(2) “Permit” does not include:
(i) an action on a comprehensive zoning application;
(ii) an action on an application for a zoning map amendment, zoning special exception, zoning variance, or conditional zoning use; or
(iii) an occupational license or operating permit.
State unit
(i)(1) “State unit” means a unit of the State government.
(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this subsection, “State unit” includes:
(i) a unit in a principal department of the Executive Branch of the State government; and
(ii) the governing body of a single county or multicounty district or authority.
(3) “State unit” does not include:
(i) the Board of Review of a principal department;
(ii) the governing body of a local government; or
(iii) a unit that a local government creates.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 284, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1984.
Formerly Art. 78A, § 57.
MD Code, State Government, § 11-101, MD STATE GOVT § 11-101
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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