Charles County Planning Department

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Charles County Planning Department Contact Information

View Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, and Hours for Charles County Planning Department, a Building Department, at Baltimore Street, La Plata MD.

Charles County Planning Department
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, Maryland, 20646
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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About the Charles County Planning Department

The Charles County Planning Department, located in La Plata, Maryland, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • Charles County building codes and ordinances
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in Charles County, Maryland
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Charles County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Charles County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Charles County Residential Housing Units
 Charles CountyMaryland
Total Housing Units58,8832,427,014
Occupied Housing Units54,988 (93.4%)2,181,093 (89.9%)
Charles County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Charles CountyMaryland
Single-Family Detached Homes39,195 (71.3%)1,158,356 (53.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes10,120 (18.4%)459,488 (21.1%)
2 Apartments114 (0.2%)29,128 (1.3%)
3 or 4 Apartments843 (1.5%)44,991 (2.1%)
5 to 9 Apartments779 (1.4%)106,101 (4.9%)
10 or More Apartments3,306 (6.0%)354,951 (16.3%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing631 (1.1%)28,078 (1.3%)
Charles County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Charles CountyMaryland
2014 or Later766 (1.4%)17,675 (0.8%)
2010 to 20132,680 (4.9%)52,604 (2.4%)
2000 to 200911,866 (21.6%)260,846 (12.0%)
1980 to 199921,301 (38.7%)671,719 (30.8%)
1960 to 197913,708 (24.9%)568,321 (26.1%)
1940 to 19593,340 (6.1%)372,876 (17.1%)
1939 or Earlier1,327 (2.4%)237,052 (10.9%)
Charles County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Charles CountyMaryland
1 Room143 (0.3%)27,124 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms2,739 (5.0%)190,564 (8.7%)
4 or 5 Rooms10,324 (18.8%)572,371 (26.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms17,755 (32.3%)671,326 (30.8%)
8 or More Rooms24,027 (43.7%)719,708 (33.0%)
Charles County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Charles CountyMaryland
No Bedroom180 (0.3%)31,145 (1.4%)
1 Bedroom2,340 (4.3%)214,444 (9.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms27,737 (50.4%)1,274,867 (58.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms24,731 (45.0%)660,637 (30.3%)
Charles County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Charles CountyMaryland
With Complete Plumbing Facilities54,808 (99.7%)2,174,324 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities54,780 (99.6%)2,169,342 (99.5%)