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... or information about the Critical Area Program or questions relating to State oversight of local programs, e-mail us or call 410-260-3460

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Critical Area Commission
1804 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401



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In order to ensure consistency, address local concerns, provide clear and flexible standards, and respond to innovative development and construction techniques, the Commission amends its existing regulations and adopts new regulations when necessary.

This content area provides information on how to access the existing Critical Area regulations found in the Code of Maryland Regulations, Title 27, and how to access the Critical Area Law, found in the Natural Resources Article, Title 8, Subtitle 18.

Also, the links below provide updated information on current drafts or proposals sent to the Administrative, Executive, Legislative and Regulatory (AELR) Committee or the Critical Area Commission. Additional information about the Critical Area regulations can be obtained by contacting the Critical Area Commission’s Regulations Coordinator, Lisa Hoerger, at lisa.hoerger@maryland.gov or at 410-260-3478. ​