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Rezoning Application Checklist
The applicant shall submit ten (10) copies of all required materials listed below for Rezoning, Conditional
Rezoning, and Amendment to Proffers. Applications will NOT be accepted without the following
Application Form. The application form must be signed by all of the property owners. If ownership
is in the name of any type of legal entity or organization including, but not limited to, a name of a
corporation, partnership, or association, or in the name of a trust, or in a fictitious name, a document
acceptable to the County must be submitted certifying that the person signing the application has the
authority to do so. If the application is submitted by an agent of the owner, the agent shall sign the
application as well.
Comprehensive Plan Justification. References should be made to the Comprehensive Plan Policy
sections in the text portion of the plan. The Comprehensive Plan map provides an overview of the
future land use policy areas, but does not provide a guide to the specific land use policies adopted by
Land use policies are articulated in the Planning and Land Use portion of Montgomery County, 2025
(chapter 2). available at the Planning & GIS Services Department or on the web. If the proposed
elopment, rezoning, or special use permit is located in a village or village expansion area not covered
by an adopted village plan, then the proposal needs to be consistent with the overall Comprehensiv
Villages and Village Expansion Areas. If the proposed development, rezoning, or special use permit
is located in a village or village expansion area covered by an adopted Village Plan, the proposal needs
to be consistent with both the overall county Comprehensive Plan and with the village plan.
Information that must be addressed concerning the County Comprehensive Plan when submitting
ezoning applications includes:
a) Compliance with required lot minimums, district minimums, and availability of water and sewer
b) Specific criteria for evaluating rezoning applications included in PLU 2.1, including location, public
utilities, road access, public facilities and amenities, inter-parcel access, and buffers.
c) Describe, in specific detail, how the rezoning request fits with the land use policies included under
the appropriate land use policy area. There are seven land use policy areas: Resource Stewardship
(PLU 1.2), Rural (PLU 1.3), Rural Communities (PLU 1.4), Residential Transition (PLU 1.5), Villages
(PLU 1.7), Village Expansion Areas (PLU 1.6), and Urban Expansion Areas (PLU 1.8). Each are
specific policies covering land uses, community design, and community facilities and utilities.
d) If the proposed rezoning requires the addition of a road, the proposal needs to address how the new
transportation facilities fit with the transportation policies (specifically interconnectivity and
subdivisions) included in the transportation chapter. (TRN 1.3, TRN 1.4)
e) If the proposed rezoning requires an E and S permit (land disturbance of more than 10,000 square
feet) or with large areas of impervious surface (paved parking areas, etc.), the proposal will need t
ess groundwater, surface water, and stormwater runoff concerns included in the Environmental
Resources Chapter. (ENV6.5, ENV5.6)
f) If the proposed rezoning is part of a subdivision request, the cover letter needs to address how the
proposed subdivision will meet the policies outlined in the Housing Resources chapter. (HSG 1.1,
g) Current & future educational facility and program needs in County resulting from proposed rezoning.