Development Advisory Committee


The Harford County Development Advisory Committee (DAC) advises the director of planning regarding major subdivisions and other large-scale developments. The committee is composed of representatives of county, state, federal and utility agencies. Each county agency represented on the DAC provides oral or written comment expressing the agency's recommendation or opinion regarding each development plan reviewed by the committee. The DAC meeting is also a forum to address issues and comments by the general public.


DAC meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Meetings begin at 9 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.

Anyone interested in an item on the agenda or would like any other information regarding the Committee or DAC process should call the Department of Planning and Zoning, Development Review Section at 410-638-3103
 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Interested citizens can visit the Department of Planning and Zoning to discuss plans with staff. No appointment is necessary but may be beneficial.


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.

The Development Advisory Committee includes, but is not limited to:
  • Board of Education
  • Army 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 (BGE, CoPCo, C&P)
  • Soil Conservation District
  • State Highway Administration

DAC-Public Notice