Applications and Forms

The following documents are available for downloading:

Permit Application Checklist:

Permit Pre-Application:

Licensing Forms:

Rezoning Forms:

Subdivision Forms:

Waiver Forms:

  • Waiver Request
    This form is required to request a waiver for a Planning Commission subdivision case.
  • Waiver Application Form
    This application is necessary to supply information for a waiver.

Application and Instructions for Critical Area Administrative Variance and Modified Buffer Area:

Forest Conservation Forms:

Planting Plan Forms:

  • Critical Area Buffer Management Plan
    This form must be filled out prior to disturbances in the Critical Area (1000′ landward of tidal waters, wetlands, and associated non-tidal wetlands). This form holds the property owner or developer responsible for mitigating disturbances to the Critical Area and for survival of mitigation plantings.
  • Critical Area Plantings Standard Sheet
  • Planting Plan Maintenance and Management Agreement
    This mitigation or afforestation agreement is signed by the property owner or developer and the County and holds the property owner or developer responsible for installing and caring for plant material for two years. A surety in the form of a bond, letter of credit, or check is necessary. The period of this agreement begins when all plant material has been installed according to a planting plan or Buffer Management Plan. This form may be used for either the Forest Conservation Act or Critical Area Law.
  • Native Plants of the Maryland Coastal Plain
    Use this link to access a .pdf file of native plant species.

Other Forms:

Please take the time to fill out necessary forms before visiting the Planning and Zoning office. If you have problems downloading or opening a file, please contact the Dorchester County Office of Planning and Zoning web affairs branch.