Critical Area Act
How to Access the Critical Area Act, Title 8, Subtitle 18 of the Natural Resources Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland
Under Statutes, click on Maryland Code Online (on the Michie/Lexis web-site)
Once the Michie Legal Resources page opens, click on Maryland Code
Scroll through the alphabetical list and click on NATURAL RESOURCES
Click on TITLE 8. WATERS
Click on SUBTITLE 18: CHESAPEAKE AND ATLANTIC COASTAL BAYS CRITICAL AREA PROTECTION PROGRAM
The subsections are listed in numerical order in the left column. Click on the subsection to display the text.
There are buttons at the top and bottom of the text to help you print, e-mail, and navigate to other sections of the Code.
This new publication was developed to assist homeowners with planting and maintaining shoreline Buffers. It includes lots of information about the importance of the Critical Area Buffer and includes Buffer Management Plans that can be used to satisfy Buffer planting requirements for new construction on waterfront lots.
For general questions ...
... or information about the Critical Area Program or questions relating to State oversight of local programs, e-mail Mary Owens or call 410-260-3480.