The Department of Economic and Community Development proposed the adoption of a Unified Land Development Code and a City Landscape Manual- both were approved by the Mayor and City Council on March 28, 2011.  The new code consolidated and replaced the zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations, forest conservation codes, and all other development-related regulations. 

These ordinances became effective July 1, 2011.

Please click here to access the Land Development Code (ULDC)

Other Zoning Documents/Information

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Economic & Community Development

The Department of Economic and Community Development maintains and oversees the built environment within the City of Laurel. The department is responsible for zoning compliance, subdivision and development review, historic preservation review, economic development, affordable housing, and implementation of the City’s Master Plan. These activities are intended to improve the life quality in the City. Department staff strive to provide these services in a timely and efficient manner while promoting high-quality development which is compliant with State of Maryland regulations and statutes.