Hearing Examiner


As the County Offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus, the Howard County Hearing Examiner 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]

May 28, 2020 @ 6:00pm
BA 17-018C - Elm Street Development

Conditional Use for age-restricted adult housing (238 units)
(9891 Route 99, Ellicott City)
(hearing limited to submission of a revised plan)
 register here

May 28, 2020 @ 6:30pm
BA 19-035V - Hanover Building Systems, Inc.

Residential Variance for a garage
(6475 Lawyers Hill Road, Elkridge)
Register here

June 9, 2020 @ 10:00am
BA 19-023N - 15095 Frederick Road, LLC

Modification of a non-conforming use approved 
under NCU 15-001 to demolish a dilapidated structure
and construct a replacement structure to be used
for vehicle maintenance.
(15095 Frederick Road (MD Rt. 144), Woodbine)
Register here

June 15, 2020 @ 11:00am
BA 19-036V - Kevin Becraft
Residential variance to reduce setbacks and
allow cumulative accessory structure lot of
more than 2,200 square feet for existing barns
(17425 Frederick Road, Mt. Airy)
Register here

June 18, 2020 @ 6:00pm

BA 19-002C - Gyyung Hyang Garden Presbyterian Church
Conditional Use to operate a day care in the existing
church and to add a playground on the adjacent property
(8665 Old Annapolis Road, Columbia)

WebEx Hearing - Register here

June 25, 2020 @ 10:00am
‚ÄčBA 19-039N&V - AK Guari, LLC - Rescheduled from 4/23/20
Non-conforming use for motor vehicle facilitiy
and commercial variance
(4235 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City)

WebEx Hearing  - Register here

June 30,  2020 @ 6:00pm
BA 19-014C&V - Potomac Energy Holdings, LLC
Conditional use for a motor vehicle fueling facility and
Non-residential variance to permit a structure to be located
within the 30-foot structure and use setback from an R-20 District
(4205 Montgomery Road, Ellicott City)

WebEx Hearing - Register here

July 2, 2020 @ 6:00pm
BA 17-027C&V - Hetal Pratik Bhatt
Similar Personal Service Facilities & related variance
(3615 Satint Johns Lane, Ellicott City
Henna, Threading & Simple Make-up Services

WebEx Hearing  - Register here

July 9, 2020 @ 6:00pm
BA 19-042C - Sean Witt
Conditional Use for a pet grooming and day care facility
(11762 Carroll Mill Road, Ellicott City)

WebEx Hearing - Register here



A hearing examiner, appointed by the County Council, may hear any cases falling within the authority of the Board of Appeals. Decisions of the hearing examiner may be appealed to the Board of Appeals.