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Planning Commission

The Planning Commission contains seven members.  Six are appointed by the County Commissioners from applications submitted through the Boards & Commissions Page.  You may volunteer to serve on a Board or Commission by clicking on the link and submitting an online application form.  The seventh member is a current County Commissioner as an ex-officio.

The Commission is charged with reviewing and approving subdivision plats, forest conservation plans, site plans, and development plans. The Commission also acts in an advisory capacity to the Boards of County Commissioners on items such as rezoning requests, ordinance text amendments, and adoption of other land use regulations and programs.  The Planning Commission take the lead role in development of the Comprehensive Plan.  This document is updated on a 10 year cycle and acts as a basis for long and short term planning goals.

The Planning Commission meets on the first Monday of every month at 7:00pm in the Administration Complex, 100 W. Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Room 2001.

** Please note that meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change and may occur on short notice. You may contact the Planning Department to confirm the date, time and location of each meeting.

Commission Members


  • David Kline, Vice-Chair
  • Dennis Reeder
  • Jeff Semler
  • Robert Goetz, Jr
  • Teresa Shank
  • Ex-Officio Randall Wagner

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.
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