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Comprehensive Plan 2040

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Your County. Your Vision. Your Future.

The Washington County Planning Commission is pleased to announce the release of the new Comprehensive Plan for the County. This pivotal document aims to develop a community vision for future land use and effective growth management, shaping the future of Washington County.

There are three options to access the Comprehensive Plan:

This is an opportunity to actively participate in the decision-making process that will guide future land use and define the appearance of our community in the coming years.

What will Washington County look like in 20 years? This is the question we seek to answer collectively. Over the next several months, the Washington County Planning Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Planning & Zoning, will actively seek public input on the best strategies to plan and manage future growth, ensuring the creation of a vibrant community that caters to the needs of all its citizens.

Key topics for discussion will include:

  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Water Resources
  • Agricultural Resources and Land Preservation
  • Historic and Cultural Resources
  • And many others…

There are several ways to get involved and make your voice heard:

  • Visit our website to download and read the plan in detail.
  • Join our mailing list to receive updates on scheduled meetings and other relevant information.
  • Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and announcements.
  • Email your questions and comments to [email protected].
  • Attend upcoming public input meetings scheduled for this fall in 2023.

By actively engaging with the planning process, you can help shape the future of Washington County and contribute to making it a great place to live, work, and play.

Planning & Zoning

747 Northern Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21742

Phone: 240-313-2430
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 240-313-2431

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258

Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government


Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!