Kent County Government - Planning, Housing, and Zoning

R. Clayton Mitchell, Jr. Kent County Government Center
400 High Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
Tel: (410) 778-7423
Fax: (410) 403-4171 

Hours of Operation:
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday


Administrative Hearing Agendas: Meeting Packet for Hearing on June 10, 2024, at 9:30 am


For building/demolition application forms, and other supplementary forms, click here.


The Department of Planning, Housing and Zoning serves the present and future inhabitants of Kent County, Maryland by:

  • Conducting immediate and long-range planning;
  • Providing for the preservation and enhancement of the attractiveness of the county through good design and arrangement and by assuring the provision of adequate public utilities, services and facilities;
  • Protecting Kent County's significant natural and historic resources and historic areas against destruction or encroachment;
  • Protecting and preserving Kent County's agricultural industry and the prime agricultural soils essential to the conduct of this industry;
  • Implementing programs to improve substandard housing and developing new programs to address the need for workforce housing.
  • Providing for the development of a light industrial base, and
  • Directing development into appropriate locations.


William Mackey

Director of Planning, Housing, and Zoning

(410) 778-7423

Carla Gerber

Deputy Director of Planning, Housing, and Zoning

(410) 778-7474

Mark Carper

Associate Planner

 (410) 810-2220

Rob Tracey Associate Planner (410) 778-7467

Bryan Foreman

Chief Code Enforcement Officer

(410) 778-7457

Mike O'Neil

Code Enforcement Officer

(410) 778-7437

Beth Grieb

Office Manager

(410) 810-2223

Kathie Billmire

Permit Technician

(410) 778-7475

Tyler Arnold

GIS Specialist

(410) 778-7426