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§ 3-102. Elements--Noncharter counties and municipal corporations

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLand UseEffective: June 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Land Use (Refs & Annos)
Division I. Single-Jurisdiction Planning and Zoning [Titles 1-13] (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Comprehensive Plan (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Requirement and Elements (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2020
MD Code, Land Use, § 3-102
§ 3-102. Elements--Noncharter counties and municipal corporations
Required elements
(a)(1) The planning commission for a local jurisdiction shall include in the comprehensive plan the following elements:
(i) a community facilities element;
(ii) an area of critical State concern element;
(iii) a goals and objectives element;
(iv) a housing element;
(v) a land use element;
(vi) a development regulations element;
(vii) a sensitive areas element;
(viii) a transportation element; and
(ix) a water resources element.
(2) If current geological information is available, the plan shall include a mineral resources element.
(3) The plan for a municipal corporation that exercises zoning authority shall include a municipal growth element.
(4) The plan for a county that is located on the tidal waters of the State shall include a fisheries element.
Permissive elements
(b)(1) The planning commission for a local jurisdiction may include in the plan additional elements to advance the purposes of the plan.
(2) The additional elements may include:
(i) community renewal elements;
(ii) conservation elements;
(iii) flood control elements;
(iv) natural resources elements;
(v) pollution control elements;
(vi) the general location and extent of public utilities; and
(vii) a priority preservation area element developed in accordance with § 2-518 of the Agriculture Article.


Added by Acts 2012, c. 426, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2012. Amended by Acts 2019, c. 713, § 1, eff. June 1, 2020; Acts 2019, c. 714, § 1, eff. June 1, 2020.
MD Code, Land Use, § 3-102, MD LAND USE § 3-102
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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