Guide to Zoning Categories
Effective April 1, 2022, Prince George's County has a new Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Ordinance streamlines the development approval process; modernizes and consolidates zones and development standards; incentivizes transit-oriented and mixed-use development; and protects stable residential neighborhoods. The new Zoning Ordinance will support a sustainable network of communities for residents to live, work, and play.
The Visual Guide to Zoning Categories (PDF) has been prepared by the Planning Department to help our customers understand the different zoning classifications in the new Zoning Ordinance.
Find the Zoning Ordinance here.
The new Zoning Ordinance went into effect April 1, 2022. For a period of two years, Applicants have the option to submit under the requirements of either the new or prior Ordinance.
Any application accepted prior to the effective date of the new Ordinance or grandfathered under the prior Ordinance will be reviewed and decided in accordance with the provisions of the prior Ordinance. See the Transitional Provisions Quick Reference for more information.
The Guide to Zoning Categories (PDF) has been prepared by the Development Review Division to help our customers understand the different zoning classifications used in the prior Ordinance. These zones are only applicable to development applications that are "grandfathered" under the prior Ordinance and development pursuant to the prior Ordinance (only for a period of two years from effective date of the new Ordinance).