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By: Michael E. Leaf, Esquire

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman and the Harford County Council have initiated the 2017 Comprehensive Zoning review.  During the Comprehensive Zoning review, any property in Harford County can be rezoned provided that the new zoning classification is consistent with the Harford County Land Use Plan which was adopted earlier in 2016.  Since Comprehensive Zoning only occurs approximately every eight years, this is a great opportunity to improve the zoning of your property if it qualifies for rezoning.  Although the application period will run from December 12, 2016 through February 10, 2017, we recommend that you have your property reviewed as soon as possible.  Many times, meetings with planners and/or neighbors prior to filing an application will help achieve success in rezoning.  If you have any questions concerning the Harford County Comprehensive Zoning process, please contact Michael Leaf in our Bel Air Office at 410-938-8710.

Michael Leaf is a Member in PK Law’s Corporate and Real Estate Group. Mike Leaf has over 35 years experience in real estate, land use, estate planning, probate, business law and litigation. He has represented landowners, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in the negotiation of sales, purchases, ground leases and has prepared all varieties of real estate documents. Mike has litigated many cases in the Circuit Court and has represented numerous clients in the Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals. He has served as Court appointed Personal Representative and Court appointed Trustee to oversee the development and sale of real estate.  Mike has handled many zoning cases for landowners and contract purchasers and has represented clients in public works and other land development matters. Mr. Leaf can be contacted by phone at (410) 938-8710 or email at


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