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The Zoning Rewrite Project

Planners have rewritten the Zoning Code to modernize antiquated, redundant zoning regulations, and create new tools to help achieve goals in community plans.

New! Open Houses

Zoning Open HousesAttend an open house (pdf, 230KB) to continue the dialogue about proposed zoning changes. Staff will be on hand with interactive maps to help answer questions.

Council Approved Zoning Code (March 5, 2014)

A marked-up version of this document is available here.

County Council Review & Approval

The Council approved the revised zoning code (ZTA 13-04) on March 4, 2014. The revised code becomes effective on October 30, 2014. The Council deferred action on the zoning map (DMA G-956). Review of the zoning map will continue, and the PHED committee will hold worksessions later this year.

Office Hours

Come visit us at the Planning Department and we'll answer questions about the zoning rewrite and how it might affect your property. For more information, contact Matt Johnson at or 301-495-1325.

Learn More
Watch Planning Board Chair Françoise Carrier present a progress report on the Zoning Rewrite process to the County Council January 14, 2014. A copy of her presentation slides are available here.


Learn more about the Zoning Rewrite Project's progress in this video excerpt from our December 2012 Montgomery Plans cable show.

M-NCPPC Staff Contact

Information about current zoning
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Information about the rewrite project
Pamela Dunn


Date of last update: April 22, 2014

Zoning Montgomery is a website dedicated to the multi-year process of reorganizing, revising, and simplifying the county’s current zoning ordinance to accommodate the most ideal future development