Board of Appeals

History: The City of Laurel Board of Appeals was created and established by Ordinance No. 428, passed by the Mayor and City Council on February 27, 1961 under the authority of the provisions of Article 66B of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The Board is made up of five (5) citizen members and an alternate appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for three (3) year terms.

Authority: The Board is empowered to hold public hearings related to granting variances and special exceptions as well as decide appeals for any determination where it is alleged an error has been made. Decisions of the Board may be appealed to the Circuit Court.  All appeals must be filed through the Department of Comunity Planning and Business Services.


Meetings: The Board meets regularly each month, in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, MD.  Click here to access the agenda for the next scheduled public hearing.

The Public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. For information regarding agendas or related information call the Department of Community Planning and Business Services at 301-725-5300 ext. 2303.