The town of Poolesville controls its own zoning and manages its own special exception process. Poolesville's zoning amendment and special exception processes are significantly less expensive and simpler than those in Montgomery county.

Poolesville's zoning code was updated in 2014 with emphasis on greater flexibility of commercial, agricultural and agriculturally-compatible uses.

The current Poolesville zoning code includes the following areas:

  • Zoning Code
  • Types of Zones
  • Zoning Map
  • Use Chart
  • Development Standards
  • Alternative Energy Guidelines
  • Parking Requirements
  • Sign Standards
  • Sign Review Board
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Amendment Process
  • Building, Zoning Code Compliance and Use Permits
  • Zoning and Usage Definitions