... or information about the Critical Area Program or questions relating to State oversight of local programs, e-mail us or call 410-260-3460
Critical Area Commission1804 West StreetAnnapolis, MD 21401Telephone:410-260-3460Fax:410-974-5338
A local government may use a portion of its growth allocation to change a designation from Resource Conservation Area to either Limited Development Area or Intensely Developed Area or to change a Limited Development Area to an Intensely Developed Area.
Each jurisdiction within the Critical Area implements its own local program. Through its oversight role, the Critical Area Commission ensures that the proper amount of growth allocation acreage is deducted from a jurisdiction’s reserve and that Habitat Protection Areas are properly identified and protected. Locational decisions are the purview of the local jurisdiction.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)