Development Center

The Development Center is your "one-stop" resource for land use and development issues in Frederick.  Whether you’re researching a property, developing land, improving your home, starting or relocating a business or tracking development in town, this site could be helpful to you.

Property Information

Looking for information about properties in Frederick, such as zoning, ownership or taxation?  The Property Search Map allows you to search for properties by address or parcel number.

Current Development Projects

Researching development activity in Frederick?  Take a look at the interactive Development Map to answer those questions.

Development Review Process

All types of development within the Town of Frederick are required to go through a development review process as outlined in the Land Use Code.  The following general categories include all potential planning actions related to development in Frederick.
  • Pre-application - information on pre-app procedures, checklists, and submittal dates
  • Conceptual - includes annexation, preliminary plats and preliminary development plats
  • Subdivision - includes final plats and subdivision amendments
  • Use Modification - includes zoning amendments, PUDs, special use permits, conditional uses, variances and waivers
  • Site Specific - includes site plans, final development plans
  • Rule Changes - includes zoning code amendments, comprehensive plan amendments, variances and waivers

Public Improvements and Utility Construction

Unless adequate public improvements and utility services are already in place, all development must have construction plans approved as part of the development review process or, with Board approval, after the land use approval but prior to issuance of any building permit. Public improvements must be constructed and accepted by the town prior to issuing a building permit for residential development and prior to issuing a certificate of occupancy for commercial or industrial development.

Building Permits and Inspections

All land and development improvements require approval from the Building Inspection Division.  Link to the resources listed below to help you through that process.


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