Development Review & Permitting

Worcester County Government Center
1 W. Market St. Room 1201
Snow Hill, MD 21863

Phone: (410) 632-1200
Fax: (410) 632-3008

Isle of Wight Center
13070 St. Martins Neck Road
Bishopville, MD 21813

Phone: (410) 352-3057

Welcome to the Department of Development Review and Permitting’s web site. The Department has two locations to serve you. The main office is located in Snow Hill inside the Government Center (click here for directions). Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. If you need assistance please feel free to call 410-632-1200. The satellite office is located at the Isle of Wight Center, 13070 St. Martins Neck Road, Bishopville, MD 21813 (click here for directions). The hours of operation are Monday – Friday 7:30a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you need assistance please feel free to call 410-352-3057. You may contact us at the above locations, or view the Department staff directory for direct contact information.

The Department is responsible for implementing and enforcing a wide variety of regulations and programs, primarily pertaining to land use activities.  These include permits, building construction, site plans and subdivisions. Geographic Information Services (GIS), long range planning and pre-and post-disaster planning are also a function of the Department. Various licenses are also administered and issued by the Department, including liquor licenses and renewals, roadside stand licenses and vending licenses.

The Department is divided into a series of Divisions/Services:

  • Administrative
  • Building
  • Customer Service
  • Data Research
  • Housing Rehabilitation
  • Liquor License
  • Technical Services
  • Zoning