Development Regulations

The Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning provides a publication known as the Development Regulations. This document is comprised of the Zoning Code, Floodplain Management Program, and Subdivision Regulations.

From this page, you can view and print the documents separately:

Permitted uses and design requirements

Transfer of development rights (TDR)

The intent of the TDR program is to facilitate development flexibility by limiting sprawling development while protecting agricultural lands for long-term agricultural use. The TDR program gives the property owner the option to sell his development rights rather than subdivide lots. As result, the TDR program offers the farmer a new option to continue farming while facilitating development in other areas.