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.
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. The following general areas include all potential planning actions in Frederick.
|Pre-application - includes procedures, checklists, and submittal dates||Use Modification - includes zoning amendments, PUDs, special use permits, conditional uses, variances and waivers|
|Conceptual - includes annexation, preliminary plats and development plats||Site Specific - includes site plans, final development plans|
|Subdivision - includes final plats and subdivision amendments||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 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.
|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 811||Online Permit Lookup|
|Construction Permit Application||Request an Inspection|
|Fee Schedule||Submittal Requirements|