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§ 10-305. County board of appeals

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLocal GovernmentEffective: December 14, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Local Government (Refs & Annos)
Division III. Counties [Titles 9-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 10. Express Powers Act (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Express Powers of Charter Counties and Code Counties (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 14, 2022
MD Code, Local Government, § 10-305
Formerly cited as MD CODE, Art. 25A, § 5
§ 10-305. County board of appeals
(a) A county may enact local laws to provide for:
(1) the establishment of a county board of appeals, whose members shall be appointed by the county legislative body;
(2) the number, qualifications, terms, and compensation of the members of the county board of appeals;
(3) the adoption by the county board of appeals of rules of practice that govern its proceedings; and
(4) a decision by the county board of appeals on petition of any interested person, after notice and opportunity for hearing, on the basis of a record before the board.
(b) The county board of appeals may have original jurisdiction or jurisdiction to review the action of an administrative officer or unit of county government over matters arising under any law, ordinance, or regulation of the county council that concerns:
(1) an application for a zoning variation or exception or amendment of a zoning map;
(2) the issuance, renewal, denial, revocation, suspension, annulment, or modification of any license, permit, approval, exemption, waiver, certificate, registration, or other form of permission or of any adjudicatory order;
(3) the assessment of any special benefit tax; or
(4) the adjudication of a violation of an ordinance delegated in accordance with § 4-406(b) of the Courts Article.
(c) When issuing a decision, the county board of appeals shall file an opinion that shall include a statement of the facts found and the grounds for the decision.
Judicial review
(d)(1) Any person aggrieved by the decision and a party to the proceeding before the county board of appeals may seek review by the circuit court for the county.
(2) The circuit court may:
(i) affirm the decision; or
(ii) if the decision is not in accordance with law:
1. modify the decision with or without remanding the case for rehearing; or
2. reverse the decision with or without remanding the case for rehearing.
(3) Any party to the proceeding in the circuit court aggrieved by the decision of the circuit court may appeal to the Appellate Court of Maryland in the same manner provided for civil cases.


Added by Acts 2013, c. 119, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2013. Amended by Acts 2022, c. 381, § 1, eff. June 1, 2022; Acts 2023, c. 49, § 6.
MD Code, Local Government, § 10-305, MD LOCAL GOVT § 10-305
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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