Board of Appeals


As the County Offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus, the Howard County Board of Appeals will host virtual hearings for the below cases: 

The hearings will be WebEx hearings and will not be livestreamed, however, will be posted on the Council website at a later time. If you would like to join the meetings to view and hear the presentation, or if you wish to testify, you will need  to register at the links provided.

Those who wish to provide oral testimony are requested to sign up online by noon on the day before the hearing.  Those who sign up on-line will receive instructions and a call-in attendee code.

All Exhibits must be submitted to [email protected] 24 hours before the hearing.

For additional information please e-mail [email protected]

September 29, 2020 @ 6:30pm
BA 771-D - Joshua & Dionne Robineson, et al

Appeal of the Planning Board approval of Preliminary
Sketch Plan SP-19-002 (PB Case No. 445) for 17 SFD
lots & 1 open space lot on 8.76 acres
Lawyers Hill Overlook Property subdivision
Lawyers Hill Road (on the record appeal)

WebEx Hearing - Register Here

Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 172 356 8792

October 1, 2020 @ 6:30pm
BA 19-036V - Kevin Becraft

Residential variance to reduce setbacks and
allow cumulative accessory structure of more
than 2,200 square feet for existing barns
(17425 Frederick Road, Mt. Airy)
Appeal of denial by Hearing Examiner

WebEx Hearing - Register Here

Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
Access code: 172 655 1381

October 15, 2020 @ 6:30pm
BA 16-034C - Glenelg Country School

(12793 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City)
4807 Manor Lane, Ellicott City
(appeal of Hearing Examiner Decision)

WebEx Hearing - Registration Pending

October 22, [email protected] 6:30pm
BA 19-009C - OneEnergy Development, LLC

Conditional Use for a commercial solar facility
(12800 Old Frederick Road, Sykesville)
Appeal of Decision of App'l by Hearing Examiner
Appeal filed by Concerned Citizens of Western Howard
County adn Greater Highland Crossroad Assn., Inc.


All Board of Appeals cases begin at 6:30 the George Howard Bldg., 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City or virtually using WebEx. For further information please contact the Board of Appeals office at 410-313-2395.Hearings are subject to delay or cancellation. Please call on the day of the hearing to confirm.

Board Members: 
Neveen H. Kurtom, Chair
Bill Santos, Vice Chair
James Howard
Steven Hunt
Gene Ryan