Fast Track Permitting

The fast track process enables an industrial user/applicant to establish a time schedule for the issuance of commercial permits and licenses to meet the project's completion schedules. OCED will work with the user to monitor the status of the project through the process and the submittals that will move through County, State, and Federal agencies for review. The process requires extensive cooperation and communication between the county and the company's representatives. 

"Some people claim to have a Fast Track, but Harford County is the first place I've been involved with that had excellent cooperation between the town, county, and state," said a Frito-Lay official who scouted 20 sites before selecting Harford County. "If they didn't have Fast Track, we wouldn't be there."

Criteria for approval:

  • Number of jobs the project will create
  • Types of jobs that will be created and salaries/benefits associated with them
  • Capital investment for the project and how it will affect county infrastructure
  • Location of the project