Fast Track Permit

Reducing Turnaround Time

Fast Track Permitting is an economic development tool used to expedite projects through the development process while adhering to all established standards. Qualified projects receive accelerated reviews and the highest priority from county staff.

To qualify, projects must be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan, Town Center Master Plans and Calvert County Zoning Ordinance. Consideration will also be given to any ancillary or complementary industries that may accompany the project. Special preference is given to development projects within our targeted industries of defense contracting, information technology, tourism, energy, advanced manufacturing, medical services and administrative services.

Applicants receive points based on criteria such as job creation, targeted industries, capital investment and average annual salaries. Approved applicants must meet with the appropriate staff to discuss project scope and details prior to plan submission.

If the project is located within the Patuxent Business Park, the project must be consistent with the established Design and Usage Standards, qualify as a permissible commercial or industrial use in the Park and have a minimum of $1 million in new capital investment in real and tangible personal property.

To discuss the potential to fast track your project, call the Department of Economic Development at 410-535-4583 or complete the online Fast Track Permit Form (PDF).