Frequently Asked Questions
- Can my neighbor divert rain water from their downspout onto my property?
- What is the footing depth in Baltimore County?
- Can you tell me if a contractor has a Maryland Home
Improvement Commission (MHIC) license?
- What has to be completed to receive a final inspection for a new residence (single-family dwelling)?
- What size accessory structure requires a footing?
- How many layers of shingles can be put on a roof?
Q. Can my neighbor divert rain water from their downspout onto my property?
A. Downspouts are to be discharged at a distance of not less than eight feet from any property line measured along the path of flow.
Q. Can you tell me if a contractor has a Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) license?
A. Information can be obtained from the MHIC at 410-230-6309, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m or you can visit the state's website.
- A positive grade away from the house foundation downspouts
- gutters and splash blocks in place
- all necessary guard details and railings
- electrical and plumbing work completed
- a finished kitchen and bath.
For additional information, contact the Building Permit Processing Bureau at 410-887-3900, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Your area inspector can be reached by calling 410-887-3953, Monday through Friday, between 7:30 and 8 a.m. or between 3 and 3:30 p.m.
Revised December 5, 2012