Development Advisory Committee (DAC)


The Harford County Development Advisory Committee (DAC) advises the Director of Planning and Zoning regarding major subdivisions and certain other proposed development activities.  The DAC is composed of representatives from county, state, and other agencies. DAC meetings are open to the public; those in attendance may provide comments and ask questions regarding projects on the agenda.
The Development Advisory Committee includes, but is not limited to, representatives from:

Board of Education
Corps of Engineers/Maryland Department of the Environment
Department of Parks and Recreation
Department of Planning and Zoning
Department of Public Works
Fire and Ambulance Chiefs Association
Health Department
Maryland Forest, Park, and Wildlife Service
Public Utility Companies
Soil Conservation District
State Highway Administration


DAC meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month as needed.

Meetings begin at 9:00 a.m.

  • If County offices open late, the meeting will start when offices open.
  • If County offices are closed, the meeting will be postponed and rescheduled for a later date.

For information regarding the Development Advisory Committee process, please call the Department of Planning and Zoning, Development Review Section at 410-638-3103.  

Current Plan & DAC Meetings

For information on plans currently being considered by the Development Advisory Committee, please refer to the planning and zoning activity tracker .  The DAC meeting agenda, as well as minutes from previous DAC meetings, are available for review via the County’s website .  

Specific Requirements

See § 268-19 of the Harford County Code for specific information and requirements regarding the Development Advisory Committee.

Notification & Posting

At least two weeks prior to a DAC meeting, subject properties are posted with a RED notice stating the date, time and location of the meeting.  Meetings notices are also published once a week for two consecutive weeks in at least two publications prior to the DAC meeting.  Adjoining property owners receive notice via Certified Mail.