Stormwater Plans Review
The stormwater management program is administered by the Bureau of Stormwater Management. Stormwater management must be addressed for all new development within Harford County. This must be addressed by applying and receiving a waiver or an exemption or by receiving approval of a design plan utilizing Environmental Site Design (PDF) to Learn more about what federal, state, or county legislative district I am in and the name of my legislators to open the Tourism Award Process Powerpoint or a best management practice (BMP).
Categories for an exemption include:
- Agricultural Land Management
- Additions or modifications to single-family residence
- Developments that disturb less than 5,000 sq. ft. (one time per parcel)
- Land development regulated under state laws
Categories for a waiver include:
- Underground utility installation
- Infill development projects
- Projects with direct discharge to tidal waters
For those developments that do not meet the requirements for an exemption or a waiver, stormwater management design plans must be submitted. For specific design requirements and legislation please refer to the following documents:
- Harford County Code Chapter 214 (Sediment Control and Stormwater Management) to Learn more about what federal, state, or county legislative district I am in and the name of my legislators to open the Tourism Award Process Powerpoint
- 2000 Maryland Stormwater Design Manual - Latest Edition to Learn more about what federal, state, or county legislative district I am in and the name of my legislators to open the Tourism Award Process Powerpoint
All submissions including exemptions, waivers, and design plans must be processed through Harford County’s Development Review Process. As part of the process, Bonding & Permits coordinates the exemption, waiver, or design plan approval, bonding requirements, and permit approval process for the Department of Public Works. Any questions about project status or time frames for approvals should be directed to that office.