Development Center

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

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. 

Common Property Questions

Have questions about fences, setbacks, easements, chickens, bee hives, storage containers or other Land Uses? Check out our common questions section. Need more information?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Current Development Projects

Looking for development taking place now in Frederick?  Take a look at the Development Applications Under Review page to answer those questions. 

Development Review Process

All types of development within the Town of Frederick must go through a development review process. This process is outlined in the Land Use Code.  

Public Improvements and Utility Construction

Unless adequate public improvements and utility services are already in place, all development must have construction plans for them. These can be approved as part of the development review process. If the Board approves, they can also be approved after the land use approval. Public improvements must be constructed and accepted by the town before a building permit is issued for residential development. The same process must be followed before a certificate of occupancy is issued for commercial or industrial development.

ConstructionUtility Services
Design Standards & Construction Specifications 

Building Permits and Inspections

All land and development improvements must have approval from the Building Inspection Division.  Check out the resources listed below to help you through that process.

Before you Dig or 811Online Permit Lookup
Construction Permit ApplicationRequest an Inspection
Fee ScheduleSubmittal Requirements


Reference Materials

Business LicenseAddress Plat Information
Contractor’s LicenseDesign Standards and Construction Specifications
Liquor LicenseForms
Backyard Chicken LicenseGIS / Mapping  
Beekeeping License
CAD / GIS Standards




Sign Kiosks / Development Signs

Signature Blocks