Arnold Jablon, Director
County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland, 21204
With over 600 square miles and 807,000 people in Baltimore County, the Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections oversees the development and use of land.
Building Plans Review
Building Plans Review assures public safety by examining building plans to ensure that the designs of proposed projects meet the requirements of the building code.
Code Enforcement inspects properties for compliance with the zoning regulations, livability code, investment property maintenance regulations, rental housing, rat program and other laws relating to the use of existing property.
- Housing and Urban Development Inspections
- Phone: 410-887-3375
- Phone: 410-887-3375
Inclement weather procedure: We follow the Baltimore County Circuit Court schedule.
- If the Circuit Court is closed, all code enforcement hearings will be canceled and rescheduled.
- If courts have a one- or two-hour (or more) delayed opening, all code enforcement hearings are delayed in the same manner.
Fax: 410- 887- 2877
Development Management handles the coordination of county agencies' review of proposed residential and commercial subdivisions and other land development.
Development Plans Review
Development Plans Review checks the development plans from an engineering point-of-view, making sure the layout meets design standards for traffic control, storm drainage and various public improvements, such as roads, sidewalks, streetlights and curbing.
Phone: 410-887-3953 Building Inspections
410-887-3960 Electrical Inspections
410-887-3620 Plumbing Inspections
410-887-3226 Sediment Control
Fax: 410-887-8081 (Building and Sediment Control)
410-853-1892 (Electrical and Plumbing)
Inspections inspects building construction projects, plumbing and gas fitting work and electrical work to assure safety through compliance of the code.
- Inspection Connection: Schedule, re-schedule, cancel and inquire about building, plumbing and electrical permits and inspections
Miscellaneous Permits and Licenses
Permit Processing accepts building, electrical, and plumbing permit applications and coordinates their review by various county agencies.
Real Estate Compliance
Real Estate Compliance handles right-of-ways, easements and other related property matters for both private development and public use.
Rental Housing Registration
Rental Housing Registration registers and licenses buildings and landlords with six dwelling units or less.
Zoning Review processes all zoning petitions, reviews all residential, commercial, and industrial building permits and answers all citizen inquiries regarding the interpretation and application of the zoning regulations.
Revised October 6, 2016