The Mission of the Board of Appeals is to assist the public in understanding, and to hear and decide, in a quasi-judicial setting, inquiries and applications which arise mainly under Chapter 59 of the Montgomery County Code, but also under various other Code Sections, for variances, special exceptions and administrative appeals of certain decisions of county agencies.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Appeals
The Board of Appeals has authority to hear and decide cases involving certain land use issues, including special exceptions for uses permitted only by special exception in particular zones, and variances from the development standards of the Zoning Ordinance. The Board also hears and decides Administrative Appeals from actions of the County Government (as specified by County Code). The Board applies the Zoning Ordinance standards applicable to all such cases. The Board has countywide jurisdiction except for the municipal corporations of Brookeville, Poolesville, Laytonsville, Rockville, Barnesville, Gaithersburg, and Washington Grove.
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