The Hearing Examiner, appointed by the County Council, may hear any cases falling within the authority of the Board of Appeal.  The Hearing Examiners hears and decides variances, conditional uses, nonconforming uses, and appeals of departmental administrative decisions. Decisions of the Hearing Examiner may be appealed to the Board of Appeals.

In 2021, the County Council passed CB 77, which allowed the Hearing Examiner to served in a fact-finding capacity for Zoning Board cases.  The Hearing Examiner will begin serving its fact-finding role in the summer of 2023.

Board Administrator Information

Kel Berg
Board Administrator

George Howard Building
3430 Court House Drive
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
(410) 313- 2395

Persons needing accommodations to fully participate in the meeting, please contact the Council Office, 410-313-2001 or email [email protected]

**Please note if you wish to testify (in Opposition, in Support, or Undecided) there will be sheets at the entrance of the Banneker Room to provide your information. If you wish to testify (in Opposition, in Support, or Undecide) and are only attending virtually via Webex Webinar, you will be called upon at the hearing.

For any clarification or questions please call the Board Administrator.

Hearing Examiner Members

  • Katherine Taylor, Esq.
  • Joyce Nichols, Esq.

Hearing Examiner Cases

Click on the Case Number to review a specific case. 

Case Number Year Filed  Petitioner Location Status 
BA 23-015V 2023 Travis and Sadiye Rieder 4994 Castle Moor Dr SCHEDULED
BA 804-D 2023 6925 Linden, LLC 6925 Linden Avenue SCHEDULED
BA 23-022C 2023 Grace Chinese Christian Church 6275 Old Washington Blvd SCHEDULED
BA 23-021C 2023 CI Solar RR, LLC 13815 Howard Rd SCHEDULED
BA 801D 2023 IMH Columbia, LLC 10211 Wincopin Circle SCHEDULED
BA 799-D 2023 Kincade, LLC Lakefront Neighborhood SCHEDULED
BA 23-024C 2023 Krista Flores and Carmelo R. Ruiz 5036 Dover Ct SCHEDULED