Land Development Services

Land Development Services strives to assist you, in a timely and professional manner, in initiating your construction project or development.


A productive, orderly and clean community.

Governmental Function

To develop, maintain, implement and enforce land use and building code regulations for Allegany County consistent with the laws, policies and recommendations established by the State of Maryland and the Allegany County Commissioners through the County’s Comprehensive Plan, for the harmonious and orderly development of the County in a manner which preserves the natural environment and promotes the quality of life of its citizens.


The unincorporated areas of Allegany County, Maryland, and the LaVale Zoning District. 

For information regarding development and regulations within the incorporated cities and towns of the County (e.g. Barton, Cumberland, Frostburg, Lonaconing, Luke, Midland and Westernport), please contact the respective municipal offices directly. 

Elements of Operation

  • Building Code Administration and Inspections
  • Floodplain Management
  • Historic Preservation
  • House Numbering/Street Name Program
  • Land Use Planning
  • Land Use/Building Permit Administration
  • Mapping
  • Recreation
  • Salvage Yard Licensing
  • Sediment Control and Stormwater Management
  • Special Projects
  • Zoning Administration

Boards & Commissions

  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Building Codes Appeals Board