Q: What type of zoning is required in md to host a bingo event
Zoning codes are local, meaning they are specific to each political subdivision (county, incorporated city or towm). They are not state wide. Running a bingo event is not necessarily a zoning matter (it may be if you are going to run it as a business or recurring regular event). Bingo generally is regulated under the gaming laws of the State, and is deemed a gambling game, but each county and the City of Baltimore has its own code section dedicated to the issue. It is generally a crime to run a for-profit bingo game, but there are many exceptions for charitable events, or certain fraternal/member organizations to hold them for their members, and for other purposes. A permit is almost always required, and the permits and issuing agencies have their own rules and regulations in each local jurisdication. Here is a link to the Maryland Code section that may be a helpful start:
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