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News Release, Charles County Public Information Office

The Charles County Department of Planning and Growth Management remains open and functional, but with limited staffing at the County Government Building.  Despite this challenge, all phone calls and e-mails are being answered promptly.

For the safety of citizens and staff, we encourage the use of our online services.  Online submissions, project tracking, and payments are available through the Citizen Self Service Portal.  Please visit our website at http://www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/government/planning-and-growth-management and click on the top news tile on the left, labeled “Citizen Self Service Portal.” 

Please be advised that during this time, some of our coordinating agencies are seeing reductions in staffing and/or closures.  This may impact our ability to issue certain permits, but we are committed to serving our community and we are working hard to identify ways to keep projects moving forward.

Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...