Worcester County Department of Development Review and Permitting

Ed Tudor, Director
Phyllis Wimbrow, Deputy Director
Worcester County Government Center
1 W. Market St. Room 1201
Snow Hill, MD 21863
410-632-1200 Fax 410-632-3008

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 at the above referenced address . 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. 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 following locations, or view the Department staff directory.

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, subdivisions, stormwater management, sediment and erosion control, and shoreline construction.  Additional programs for which the Department is responsible include Forest Conservation, the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Critical Areas, farmland preservation and natural resource protection.  Long range planning is also a function of the Department, as is pre- and post-disaster planning (by bates).  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, Natural Resources, Technical Services and Zoning.