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The mission of the Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings is to conduct due process hearings in land use and other administrative matters in a manner that protects the rights of the participants, provides a complete record in each case, results in a thorough and balanced report or decision and serves the public interest. 

Legal Basis

OZAH was originally established in 1967 and its duties and responsibilities are found in both state and local laws. Art. 28, Md. Code Ann. §§8-104(a)(2) and (3); Mont. Co. Code §§2-139, 2-140; 59-H-5; County Charter, §512


Martin L. Grossman Director/Hearing Examiner
Lynn A. Robeson Hearing Examiner
Sara Behanna Administrative Specialist II
Ellen Forbes Office Services Coordinator












Office of Zoning and Administrative Hearings, 100 Maryland Ave, Room 200 Rockville MD 20850
Phone: (240) 777-6660 (voice) • (MD Relay) Dial 711 or 800-201-7165 • Email:OZAH
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