The Office of the Zoning Administrator is responsible for ensuring that construction activity and land use complies with the City's zoning code. Our office is located in Room 147 of the Benton Building, 417 E Fayette Street.
Our primary responsibilities include:
- Issuing zoning authorizations and use permits
- Inspect structures and review land uses to ensure compliance with the zoning code
- Initiate appropriate actions when zoning violations exist
In addition, the zoning administrator maintains permanent records of all maps adopted under the zoning code; all amendments to the zoning code; applications for and approvals of conditional uses and variances; and appeals that are submitted to the Board of Municipal Zoning Appeals (BMZA).
We receive, file, and forward to the BMZA applications for conditional uses, variances, appeals, and other matters on which the Board is required to act; and determines the use, lot, and bulk regulations. To review appeals taken to the BMZA Click here.
Conditional Use Authorization Application for Live Entertainment and/or Dancing
When answering why a waiver of the four-person limit is therapeutically beneficial or financially necessary to provide housing for individuals with disabilities, this information may be of use.
Transform Baltimore - New Zoning Code
Rules Governing Zoning Appeals
Download application for appeals to the BMZA
View the City's building, fire, and related codes.
Visit our permits section
For Code Enforcement Click here.
Contact us by email