Harford County has done a fairly good job of making information and improved tools available to citizens this cycle of the Comprehensive Zoning Review. However, not all the information is easily or quickly locatable. Friends of Harford offers visitors this page as a quick reference source.
- Harford County CZR page The primary county CZR link. Many pieces may be found here, if you look carefully.
- Planning and Zoning Downloads Much of County information not at the prior link can be found here.
- Comprehensive Zoning Issue Log This is the collection of all the requests for rezoning.
- Zoning Designations Brief definitions of each zoning category: AG, RR, R1, CI, ... Use to understand what they are actually asking for. There is a lot more to understand, but this is a start.
- Zoning Code Permitted Uses Charts by Zoning District (i.e., what you can do in AG, R1, B2 ...)
- Zoning Code Permitted Uses Charts by Use (i.e, where you may put a shopping center, industry, school, ...)
- Friends of Harford has summarized some Zoning Code data on
- CZR Issue Maps Issues are plotted on the relevant sections of the County's 69 grid maps. (First find the map number that corresponds to your issue of interest in the Comprehensive Zoning Issue Log ). Click on a grid map section of interest and it will open two maps for download. The left map has the issues plotted on it; the right map is the same region, but each property has its zoning designation (AG, RR, R1, CI,...) marked on it. Unfortunately, you need both maps to see the full picture.
- Google Earth Zoning Maps The county created a new tool to adapt Google Earth for viewing all the 300+ rezoning requests (issues). First you must have Google Earth installed on your PC. Next, look on the right column on the County CZR page. Click on the blue link "2009 Comprehensive Zoning Review Issues". Open the file (if given the choice open or save) and Google Earth should open and home in on Harford County. You may zoom in manually to see all the issues (properties colored red), or look on the left column of Google Earth towards the bottom for "Temporary Places". Councilmanic Districts A through F are there. Open any of those districts and you will find all the rezoning issues in that district listed. Click on an issue and it is displayed on the map, including a text box with all its particulars. Double click on an issue, and Google Earth will zoom in on it.
- Google Earth based Issue Maps One of our people already made Google Earth-based maps of all the issues for your convenience!
- AG map with Development Envelope A newly created (unnamed) map requested from the county by one of our people. It has great detail, expandable to the street level, identifies the DE, Rural Villages, Priority Preservation Area, and many categories of AG and preservation land. DEFINITELY WORTH A LOOK!
- Maryland GreenPrint. Developed by MDE to provide information about protected lands in Maryland. The interactive map (if you have faster than dial-up Internet connection) provides a good view of all property boundaries in Maryland, including aerial photo layers similar to a Google Earth view. GOOD FOR A LOT OF VISUALIZATION!
- USDA Web Soil Survey Another aerial map based system that will give you soil overlays and a lot of data. It takes a high speed connection and a little learning to use.
- Harford County 2004 Land Use Map
- Harford County Hydrology / Drainage Area Map
- Generalized Zoning in Maryland A large (9+MB) map to let you see how Harford zoning fits with local counties. Zoom to your heart's content.
- Harford Priority Funding Areas Map
- State-wide Priority Funding Areas Map Souce of the Harford map above. You can select any county by clicking on it.
- Agriculture Preservation Map
- Statewide Priority Funding and Rural Legacy Areas Map
- Maryland PFA Online Map Zoom in anywhere you want, if your Internet link is fast.
- Harford School Attendance Area Boundary Maps Separate maps with elementary, middle and high school boundary areas are on this page.
- Councilmanic Districts Map
- Priority Preservation Area Plan, Jan 2009 draft. Also available: the October 2008 approved plan (being revised to meet state guidelines)
- Harford Historic Preservation Map
- Capital Improvement Map FY 2008 and 5 year plan
- 2004 Master Plan and Land Use Element Plan
- Schools in Moratorium
- Failed Intersections
- 2007 Annual Growth Report, ammended January 2009
- Agricultural Land Inventory
- Harford County Demographic Data and Growth Trends
- Industrial Land Study
- Residential Vacant Land Inventory
- Rural Village Study
- Major Subdivision Activity in the Development Envelope
Do you have any recommended additions to the list? Improvements? Send us an email.