Office of Planning & Zoning
The Office of Planning & Zoning oversees the application and enforcement of the
Emmitsburg Municipal Code
as well as serving as a liaison on a number of community related activities.
The Office of Planning & Zoning is also primarily responsible for:
issuance of zoning certificates
development plans review
long range planning and zoning studies
attending meetings, providing support, and making recommendations to the Mayor & Board of Commissioners, the Emmitsburg
Planning Commission, and the Emmitsburg Board of Appeals.
drafting legislation on planning & zoning matters
serve as a liaison with Frederick County on planning and zoning related matters
serve as community liaison on special events planning and economic & business development
Office Hours/Contact Number
Permit assistance is available:
- 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
permit applications may be picked up during normal town
office hours, or by clicking Zoning
permit applications - such as Grease Trap, Sidewalk
Commercial, Infrastructure, Street Cutting, and Sewer
Connection - are available at the Town Office.
Susan H. Cipperly, AICP, Town Planner
Muir, Zoning Technician
The Town of Emmitsburg Zoning Ordinance governs the type of use allowed as well as the dimensional limits or requirements for a project. To ensure that your project
complies with the town's zoning ordinance, we require an opportunity to review your proposed project. We can also ensure that there would be no impacts on town easements,
sewer lines, waterlines, etc. After this review, a permit or zoning certificate is issued, if approved.
The Emmitsburg Town Zoning Certificate Permitting Process
All applicable projects within the town limits must go through the following process.
Submit application for a Zoning Permit.
Town review and approval. This must be completed before any necessary applications are made for Frederick County
Frederick County Permit Process-if required
Frederick County Use & Occupancy approval
Town Use & Occupancy approval, after inspection
Frederick County Permits
information about the Frederick County Permit process go