Permits, Approvals and Inspections
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Building Plans Review

E. John Bryan Jr., Supervisor
County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 120
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-887-3985
Fax: 410-887-4217

Notice Of Adoption Of New Building Code

Effective July 1, 2015

Building construction in Baltimore County shall comply with the 2015 editions of the International Building Code, the International Residential Code, the International Mechanical Code and the International Energy Code as well as local amendments, all as set forth in County Council Bill Number 40-15. (PDF)


Primary Functions

Building Plans Review is responsible for reviewing all new building plans and permits to assure adherence to the Baltimore County building, fire and related codes.

Important Notices

Be aware of important notice(s) when applying for permits.

Energy Conservation Information and Forms

Accessible Parking Requirements

Floodplain Information

If you are building or renovating in a waterfront or stream area, the floodplain regulations can be confusing. View the floodplain information to find some of the questions, answers, guidelines, and forms that people frequently request.

Inspection Connection

Use Inspection Connection to schedule inspections or inquire about permits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Additional Documents and Information

  • Adopted Design Manual Changes: The Design Division of the Baltimore County Bureau of Engineering and Construction has adopted changes to portions of the "Design Manual: Chapter on Structures" (PDF) regarding retaining walls referred to in the Baltimore County Building Code, Section 1806.2.
  • Baltimore County Fire Prevention Code: Regulates the hazards of fire and explosion.

Revised July 2, 2015

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