Shoreline and Cliff Erosion

Overview and Background

If you are a resident located on the cliffs in Calvert County, you are aware of the current problem of shoreline and cliff erosion. Several local, state, and federal agencies have been working together to research short and long term solutions.

MDE 2008 Shore Erosion Control Guidelines, 2nd Edition (PDF)

Calvert County has zoning regulations for shoreline and cliff areas on the Chesapeake Bay, Patuxent River and their tributaries located in Section 8-2.02 of the Calvert County Zoning Ordinance.

If you own property near a cliff area, and are proposing to disturb soil and/or vegetation within the cliff setback area, you need the following prior to issuance of a permit:

For further information, contact Environmental Planning Regulator Ron Marney at 410-535-1600, ext. 2336.