Useful Links

Department of Planning & Zoning

Planning Links:

Maryland Department of Planning

Maryland Real Property Records Search System

Maryland Archives Plat Imaging Application ( access can be granted with the username: plato and the password: plato#)

Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals


GIS Mapping & Spatial Data:

GIS through ESRI(Environmental Systems Research Institute)

Maryland Mapping Resource Guide

Maryland Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC)

Maryland Department of Natural Resources GIS Data Download

Federal Geographic Data

TIGER/Line Shapefiles (United States Census)

National Park Service Data


Agriculture Preservation Links:

Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program

Maryland’s Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation

Maryland’s Land Conservation Center

Maryland’s GreenPrint Program

Maryland’s Environmental Trust Program

Maryland’s Transportation Enhancement Program (TEA)

FRPP-Farm and Ranchland Protection Program


Historic District Commission Links:

Washington County Historical Society

Washington County Historical Trust:

Maryland Environmental Trust

Maryland Historical Trust

National Historic Trust

Civil War Heritage Area


Parks and Environmental Planning Links (including Forest Conservation links):

Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources

Maryland Department of the Environment

Department of Natural Resources- Forest Service

The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)

Washington County Recreation Department:


Transportation Links:

Hagerstown/Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization

American Association of State Highway and Transportation

Maryland State Highway Association

Maryland Department of Transportation

Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

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