Subdivision Staging Policy

2020 Subdivision Staging Policy Update

The Montgomery County Planning Department is kicking off efforts for the next update to the Subdivision Staging Policy, which is scheduled to be reviewed and approved by the County Council by November 2020. Stay tuned for information about how to get involved in this ongoing process.


The Subdivision Staging Policy is the tool by which the County ensures its essential public facilities, particularly schools and transportation systems, keep pace with development. It tests the County’s infrastructure for adequacy based on projected capacity, growth, and future development. The policy is updated every four years to ensure that the tools used for evaluating the impact of development on essential public facilities, such as a delay-based transportation test or student generation rates, reflect the latest growth patterns of the County.

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Last Updated: March 27, 2020