Community Input Meetings (CIM)


Community Input Meetings are required prior to submission of a concept plan, preliminary plan, or site plan for any proposed development generating 250 or more trips per day or that is determined to be a nontransient noncommunity water system. The Community Input Meeting is intended to facilitate dialogue between the developer and the community regarding the proposed development.  Community Input Meetings are the sole responsibility of the property owner or developer. 

Where & When to Hold Community Input Meetings

Meetings must be held near the site of the proposed development. The meeting shall be scheduled to start between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on weekday evenings, or between 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. on a Saturday. The meeting shall not be scheduled within five (5) calendar days before or after a federal holiday.


Notification & Posting

At least two (2) weeks prior to the CIM, the developer shall provide notice of the date, time and location of the meeting to:

All adjoining property owners identified in the records of the State Department of Assessment and Taxation, by First-Class Mail;

The Department of Planning and Zoning; and

The County Council.

At least two (2) weeks prior to the CIM, the developer shall ensure that notice of the community meeting is published once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in at least two (2) newspapers generally circulated in Harford County; AND the developer shall ensure that the property, which is the subject of the proposed development, is posted with a notice (sign) obtained from the Department of Planning and Zoning.

Specific Requirements

See § 268-20 of the Harford County Code for specific information and requirements regarding Community Input Meetings.

Upcoming Community Input Meetings

For information on planned Community Input Meetings, please refer to the planning and zoning activity tracker .