Applications and Forms

The following documents are available for downloading:

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Permit Application Checklist:

Permit Application Checklist
o Please use the checklist as a guideline of what you’ll need in order to apply for a permit. You may want to check ahead for your individual needs.

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Permit Pre-Application:

Permit Pre-Application
o This application is required to begin the permitting process. A formal Permit Application must still be completed.

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Licensing Forms:

Electrical License Application
o This application is required file for an electrical license (new or renewal).

Application for an Electrical License Under the Maryland Reciprocity System
o This application is necessary to obtain an electrical license in Dorchester County when one has already been granted in another Maryland county.

Plumbing License Application
o This applications is necessary to file for a plumbing license (new or renewal).

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Rezoning Forms:

Rezoning Application
o This application is required to apply for the rezoning of land.

Rezoning Sign Application
o This application is required to receive a County rezoning sign.

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Subdivision Forms:

Subdivision Application
o This application is required to apply for the subdivision of a parcel.

Subdivision with No Change of Land Use
o This form is necessary to apply for the subdivision of land without a change in land use.

Initial Subdivision Review
o This form is required to allow the Planning and Zoning office to review and make comments regarding potential subdivisions.

Road Construction Agreement
o This agreement is necessary for the construction of roads in a subdivision.

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Waiver Forms:

Waiver Request
o This form is required to request a waiver for a Planning Commission subdivision case.

Waiver Application Form
o This application is necessary to supply information for a waiver.

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Forest Conservation Forms:

Watershed Map
o If you are unsure of the watershed in which your project is located, please consult this map.

Declaration of Intent, Existing Single Lot
o This form is required to file for exemption from Forest Conservation regulations if disturbing less than 20,000 square feet of forest. *A pop-up will appear when you load the document. You must enable ActiveX controls to use this form.*

Forest Conservation Plan Declaration of Intent, Subdivision with No Change of Land Use
o This declaration grants an exemption for the subdivision of a lot on which a principal structure existed prior to the adoption of the Dorchester County Forest Conservation Ordinance. *A pop-up will appear when you load the document. You must enable ActiveX controls to use this form.*

Declaration of Intent, Intrafamily Transfer of Existing Single Lot
o This form is required to file for exemption from Forest Conservation regulations if disturbing less than 20,000 square feet of forest. *A pop-up will appear when you load the document. You must enable ActiveX controls to use this form.*

Declaration of Intent, Intrafamily Transfer of Subdivided Lot or Parcel
o This form is required to file for exemption from Forest Conservation regulations if disturbing less than 20,000 square feet of forest. *A pop-up will appear when you load the document. You must enable ActiveX controls to use this form.*

Forest Conservation Act Easement Long Term Protection Agreement
o This form is required to set up a Long Term Protection Agreement.

Forest Conservation Application
o This form is necessary to supply information for compliance with Forest Conservation regulations

Forest Conservation Worksheet (updated)
o Use this form to determine the amount of acreage to afforest or reforest.

• Forest Conservation Plan Declaration of Intent, Subdivision with No Change of Land Use
o See subdivision forms.

• Planting Plan Maintenance and Management Agreement
o See below.

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Planting Plan Forms:
Critical Area Buffer Management Plan
o This form must be filled out prior to disturbances in the Critical Area (1000' landward of tidal waters, wetlands, and associated non-tidal wetlands). This form holds the property owner or developer responsible for mitigating disturbances to the Critical Area and for survival of mitigation plantings.



Planting Plan Maintenance and Management Agreement
o This mitigation or afforestation agreement is signed by the property owner or developer and the County and holds the property owner or developer responsible for installing and caring for plant material for two years. A surety in the form of a bond, letter of credit, or check is necessary. The period of this agreement begins when all plant material has been installed according to a planting plan or Buffer Management Plan. This form may be used for either the Forest Conservation Act or Critical Area Law.

Native Plants of the Maryland Coastal Plain
o Use this link to access a .pdf file of native plant species.

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Other Forms:
Application for a Shared Driveway
o This application is necessary to receive a permit for a shared driveway.

Front Yard Setback Measuring Instructions
o This is a "how-to" document to assist the property owner in measuring front yard setbacks.

Growth Allocation Application
o This application is necessary to apply for the use of County lands allocated for expansion of development.

Livability Code Application
o This application is necessary to register a rental property within Dorchester County.

Public Information Request
o This application is necessary to request access to Planning and Zoning information under the Public Information Act.

Right to Farm Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement
o This form can be used to disclose Dorchester County's Right to Farm ordinance.

Right to Operate Seafood Industry Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement
o This form can be used to disclose Dorchester County's Right to Operate Seafood Industry ordinance.

Text Amendment Application
o This application is necessary to propose amendments to the County Code.

Water and Sewer Plan Amendment
o This application is necessary to propose amendments to the Dorchester County Water and Sewerage Plan.

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Please take the time to fill out necessary forms before visiting the Planning and Zoning office. If you have problems downloading or opening a file, please contact the Dorchester County Office of Planning and Zoning web affairs branch.