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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

Attend an open house to continue the dialogue about proposed zoning changes. Staff will be on hand with interactive maps to help answer questions.

April 22 (6-8pm) Rockville Memorial Library 21 Maryland Ave, Rockville
April 24 (6-8pm) Wheaton Regional Library 11701 Georgia Ave, Wheaton
April 29 (5-8pm) Park and Planning Headquarters 8787 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring
May 1 (6-8pm) Marilyn J. Praisner Library 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville
May 5 (6-8pm) UpCounty Regional Services Center 12900 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown
May 6 (6-8pm) B-CC Regional Services Center 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda

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
Information Counter

Information about the rewrite project
Pamela Dunn


Date of last update: March 24, 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