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Development Regulations

Below is a list of 2023 Development Code revisions recommended for approval by the Planning Commission at its February 2, 2023 meeting.  Review by the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners to be announced.

Lot Requirements

Article XI Permits & Procedures

Article IX Special Provisions

Article VIII Landscaping

Article X Accessory & Temporary Uses

Article XII Appeals; Variances; Sp. Exception; Sp. Development

Below are links to the 2023 Development Regulation revisions that have been finalized.

Article XV Sign Regulations

Article XVI Subdivision Site

Article V Historic Resource Cons Regs

Article II Administration and Enforcement

Article VI Environmental Regulations

Article III Est. Regulation of Zoning Districts

Permitted Use Table

Article XIV Definitions

Article VII Development Performance Standards


The Planning Commission makes recommendations on petitions for rezoning, amendments to the Development Regulations and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan.  The Planning Commission renders final decisions on subdivision and site development plans and makes recommendations on all annexation proposals prior to submission to the Town Board for the requisite public hearing.  The Planning Commission meets on the first Thursday of the month, 6:00 at Town Hall located 39 N. Hickory Avenue, when action is required. 

2022 Annual Report


The Planning Commission consists of five members appointed for five-year terms by the Board of Town CommissionersMembers must be residents of the Town.

To contact the Commission with questions, please email 

PLEASE NOTE: Any opinions expressed regarding a particular case will need to be presented in person at the Planning Commission meeting. 

Current Commission

Lois Kissinger Kelly, Chair

Pete Schlehr, Vice Chair

Phil Raub

Keith Powell

Don Coates

Daniel Gray, Alternate


The primary focus of the Planning Commission is to guide the development and growth of the Town and preserve the character of the community.   The Planning Commission is charged with monitoring growth and development in the town. All site plans, subdivisions and rezoning requests are reviewed by the Planning Commission to assure compliance with town codes. The group also conducts special studies as needed on growth management needs, including traffic studies, water and sewer plans, etc.  The Planning Commission prepares the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.  Powers & Duties 

 For more information about volunteering for this commission, call 410-638-4540.