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New Zoning Code and Zoning Map
Planners have rewritten the County’s zoning code and updated the zoning map to modernize antiquated, redundant zoning regulations, and to create new tools to help achieve goals in community plans. The new zoning code and zoning map were adopted by County Council in the spring of 2014, and became effective on October 30, 2014.
The Commercial/ Residential and Employment Zones Incentive Density Implementation Guidelines [PDF] have been updated to reflect changes in the new zoning code.
Printed copies of the new zoning ordinance are available for purchase from American Legal Publishing Corporation. To contact American Legal, click here.
View a powerpoint [PDF] about the new zoning code.
Online Zoning Code
To access the zoning code, click here and find the zoning code (Chapter 59) in the Table of Contents list on the left-hand panel of the page. Click on the plus symbol and select an Article.
Digital Zoning Map
Use the interactive digital zoning map to look up zoning and property information.
Check out the Zoning Finder video highlighting the features of the new Montgomery County Digital Zoning Map. Zoning Finder Video (extended)
Short on time? Check out an abbreviated version of the Zoning Finder video below. Zoning Finder Video (short version)
Old Zoning Code and Zoning Map
A digital version of the old zoning code (as it existed on October 29, 2014) is available on the American Legal Publishing website. Click here and then click on the blue tab that says “View the 2004 Zoning Code”.
The digital map that displays the zoning in effect on October 29, 2014 and the new zoning enacted by District Map Amendment G-956 is available here.
Last Updated: February 9, 2017
Montgomery County Planning Department
8787 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910