The Board of Appeals is the Harford
County Council who have delegated their authority to a Hearing Examiner. The Hearing
Examiner's decision is final unless appealed.
The duties of the Board of Appeals is to hear rezoning
cases, Special Exceptions and designated Special Development cases, appeals of decisions by the
Zoning Administrator, expansion of nonconforming uses and variances from requirements of
the Zoning Code.
Applications to the Board of Appeals are submitted
through the Department of Planning and Zoning for processing and forwarding to the Hearing
Examiner. For additional information, call the Department of Planning and Zoning at
For your convenience, we have provided a copy of the Application to the Board of Appeals to be downloaded in
Adobe Acrobat format. You may obtain a free copy of the Acrobat Reader from Adobe's website.