Zoning and Land Use

Under the Direction of the Town Commissioners and Town Manager, this department addresses inquiries and enforcement of the town’s planning, code and zoning regulations (Chapter 340 of the Code of the Town of St. Michaels). They serve as a resource for the zoning, land use, subdivisions, developments, environmental regulations, building permits, public events and general guidance on planning in the Town of St. Michaels.

Click here to view the Town’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan
Click here to view the Town’s Official Zoning Map
Click here to view the Town’s Critical Area Overlay Map
Click here to view the Town’s Floodplain Map, Enacted 7/20/16

The planning and zoning staff support the following appointed bodies in the Town: Planning Commission, Historic District Commission, Waterways Management Advisory Board and Board of Zoning Appeals.


2018 Building Permit Application (Complete)
Public Event Application
Historic District Application
2015 Fee Schedule
FEMA Floodplain Elevation Certificate Application
Grading Permit Application
Site Plan Review Application – Contact Town Office
Subdivision Application – Contact Town Office
Tree Removal Permit – Contact Town Office
Board of Zoning Appeals Applications – Contact Town Office

Community Legacy Plan
Maryland Annotated Code

Telephone: 410-745-9535

Sarah Abel Codes Enforcement Officer/
Planning Zoning Inspector
ext. 115 sabel@stmichaelsmd.gov
Kim Shellem Zoning Clerk ext. 116 kshellem@stmichaelsmd.gov