Click here to View Presentation about the Critical Area Mapping Update presented in Caroline County as part of the public information meeting process.
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... or information about the Critical Area Program or questions relating to State oversight of local programs, e-mail Lisa.Hoerger@maryland.gov or call 410-260-3478.
Critical Area Commission1804 West StreetAnnapolis, MD 21401Telephone:410-260-3460Fax:410-974-5338
The letter means that the location of the Critical Area boundary line is being changed on your property and that at least a portion of your property will be subject to the State-mandated Chesapeake and Atlantic Costal Bays Critical Area Law.
The County is not making any physical changes to your property. The Critical Area boundary is a line on a map, just like a zoning line.
The mapping change will not affect flood insurance.
The mapping change will not affect your property value.
The mapping change will not affect your taxes.
Yes. The existing structures and other items on your property making up the lot coverage (formerly impervious surfaces) are grandfathered and do not have to be removed.
The mapping change does not require that you do anything right now; however, if you apply for a building permit in the future, you will be subject to the State-mandated Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Area Law for the portion of your property that will be in the Critical Area. We encourage you to look at the maps online or at one of the public meetings so that you know where the Critical Area boundary will be on your property.
The online mapping tool can be found at: http://webmaps.esrgc.org/cbca/desktop/Map
We also encourage you to call your local planning office if you have any questions. Local contact information.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401