Zoning Board


As the County Offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus, the Howard County Zoning Board will host virtual hearings for the below cases.  If you would like to join the meeting to view and hear the presentation, or if you wish to testify, you will need  to register.

Those who wish to participate will need to sign up online at the links provided below. 

All Exhibits must be submitted to [email protected] prior to the hearing.

For Technical Assistance during the hearing please e-mail [email protected] for immediate response.



WebEx test meeting link:

This link provides instructions for the test meeting (not required, but helpful):

For additional information please e-mail [email protected]   

ZB 1119M           HRVC Ltd. Partnership, c/o Kimco Realty Corp.
                            This Hearing will be live streamed with closed captioning
                           September 30, 2020 @ 6:00pm - WebEx Hearing - Register Here
                           If you cannot get on the website for this hearing, you can participate by
                           calling into the hearing:

                           Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
                          Access code: 172 000 6582


 ZB 1118M          Erickson at Limestone Valley
                            This Hearing will be live streamed with closed captioning

                           October 7, 2020 @ 4:30pm - WebEx Hearing  -  Register Here

                            If you cannot get on the website for this hearing, you can participate by
                            calling into the hearing:

                             Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
                            Access code: 172 178 8619





Council members comprise the membership of the Zoning Board, the county's zoning authority. The Zoning Board guides the future growth of the County in accordance with a General Plan which is developed to ensure the most beneficial and coherent relationships among the county's residential, nonresidential and public areas. The County's zoning regulations guard the character, social, and economic stability of the County. 


Opel Jones, Chair

David Yungmann, Vice Chair

Liz Walsh

Christiana Mercer Rigby

Deb Jung

All Zoning Board hearings are held in the Banneker Room unless noted otherwise. For further information, please contact the Zoning Board office at (410) 313-2395.


Zoning Counsel

A Zoning Counsel is employed by the County Council on a part-time, contractual basis. The Zoning Counsel appears at all Zoning Board hearings concerning piecemeal zoning map amendments for the purposes of producing evidence and testimony in support of the comprehensive zoning classification of the property and to facilitate the compilation of a complete record. The Zoning Counsel may present evidence and witnesses, examine and cross-examine witnesses, and present argument, however, does not represent the County, is not a party to a case and does not have a right of appeal in connection with any case. The Zoning Counsel may advise citizens individually and is available to speak to any group regarding zoning procedures in Howard County, but cannot engage in the practice of law or render legal advice. The current Zoning Counsel is Eileen Powers.