What is the Zoning Ordinance?

A Zoning Ordinance is the written law that defines how zoning can be implemented in a community. The Zoning Ordinance also details application requirements, review criteria and approval authority. In Prince George’s County, the current zoning ordinance was written more than 50 years ago and is longer than 1,200 pages. On October 23, 2018, the Prince George’s County Council adopted a new Zoning Ordinance for Prince George’s County.