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The Department of Permits, Approval and Inspections helps promote investment, jobs, housing and quality of life in Baltimore County through timely and effective land use planning and regulation, and the delivery of customer-focused services. Here’s a snapshot of the work we do. The data is based on a rolling, two-month period; the year-to-date (YTD) summary is based on the calendar year.

Permits Processing

Type

January

February

March

April

May

YTD

Building Application

727

726

787

434

347

3,021

Building Permits

679

656

756

396

466

2,953

Electrical Permits

996

955

502

668

623

3,744

Plumbing Permits

690

641

700

380

385

2,796

Fire / Sprinkler Permit Application

112

100

112

45

74

443

Retaining Walls

7

3

5

2

3

20

Drop Off Permit Request

0

0

0

1,713

1,462

3,175

E-Payments Net Revenue

0

0

0

$67,041.08

$178,538.99

$245,580.07

Point of Sale Net Revenue

$35,665.83

$61,003.89

$44,200.66

$54.00

$72.00

$140,996.38

Construction Drawing Review for Code Compliance

Type

January

February

March

April

May

YTD

Minor Residential (MR)

10

8

13

10

11

52

New Residential Homes (NR)

20

30

30

27

15

122

Commercial Plan Review (C)

42

29

49

86

44

250

Fire Protection Engineer

Type

January

February

March

April

May

YTD

Fire and Sprinklers Permit Applications

116

99

113

67

59

448

Retaining Walls

7

2

4

3

1

17

Tent

2

3

4

0

0

9

Tanks

1

3

0

0

2

6

Blasting Permits

1

0

0

0

0

1

Fireworks

0

0

0

0

3

3

Miscellaneous Permits

Type

January

February

March

April

May

YTD

Parking (Residential)

11

24

3

10

5

53

Pet Licenses

811

810

529

36

3,660

5,846

Taxi Drivers

10

15

2

0

0

27

Public Swimming Pools

0

1

0

94

167

262

E-Payments Net Revenue

0

0

0

$8,420.00

$23,585.00

$32,005.00

Code Inspections and Enforcement

Type

January

February

March

April

May

YTD

Complaints Received

1,148

1,170

1,111

1,339

2,491

7,261

Inspections Performed

2,617

2,520

2,416

2,400

3,208

13,248

Correction Notices Issued

695

658

607

765

1,285

4,010

Citations Issued

494

513

284

12

83

1,386

Community Sweeps

10

10

5

0

0

25

Community Rat Treatments

20

22

20

24

22

108

Hearings

338

355

266

0

144

1,103

Illegal Signs Removed

40

50

20

110

90

340

Housing Urban Development

Type

January

February

March

April

May

YTD

Complaint Inspections

41

32

18

8

22

121

Yearly Inspections

767

798

861

128

17

2,571

New Move-in

178

137

179

127

144

765

Rental Registration

Type

January

February

March

April

May

YTD

Rental Registration Licenses

580

622

560

466

505

2,733

Rental Correction Notices Issued

338

123

187

307

165

1,120

Rental Citations Issued

60

105

17

0

0

182

Inspections and Enforcement

Type

January

February

March

April

May

YTD

Building Inspections

2,712

2,489

2,762

2,787

2,418

13,168

Building Complaints

44

55

43

47

85

274

Electrical Inspections

3,380

2,489

2,787

2,883

2,313

13,852

Electrical Complaints

7

23

11

9

9

59

Electrical Licenses

16

8

9

15

15

63

Electrical Licenses (Amended)

33

43

48

38

687

849

Plumbing Inspections

3,158

2,628

2,833

2,155

2,515

13,289

Plumbing Complaints

32

18

17

22

40

129

Plumbing Licenses

4

13

7

0

0

 24

Development Plans Review

Type

January

February

March

April

May

YTD

New Construction Drawings for First Review

7

1

10

 6

4

28

Construction Drawings for Second, Third, Etc. Reviews

37

26

42

37

39

181

Record Plats Reviewed and or Signed

6

12

3

8

9

38

Approved Construction Drawings

11

13

12

15

12

63

Grading and Sediment Control Plans Reviewed

34

33

31

33

34

165

Minor Subdivisions

12

5

7

10

8

42

UA/RA Packages

20

14

28

18

21

101

Concept Plans

0

0

0

0

1

1

Development and Limited Exemption Plans

11

14

7

19

21

72

Landscape Review/LOS

43

23

44

52

47

209

Development Management

Type

January

February

March

April

May

YTD

Plans In for Processing

373

271

295

240

223

1,402

Plans Out for Processing

379

302

261

245

245

1,432

Individual House Water and Sewer Connection

3

12

11

2

6

34

Utility/Right-of-Way Agreements

3

5

4

7

6

25

Walk-ins

351

330

302

0

0

983

Development Meetings

16

18

20

4

6

64

Zoning Review

Type

January

February

March

April

May

YTD

Minor-Sub Plan Submissions

2

3

4

0

2

11

Sign Permits Issued

41

31

37

15

27

151

Fence Waivers

1

0

1

0

1

3

Use Permits and Administrative Approvals

4

4

6

2

7

23

Counter Approvals

54

45

35

3

8

145

Zoning Certification Letters

30

36

33

27

18

144

Petition Applications

31

32

29

18

16

126

Hearing Scheduled

15

8

23

18

0

64

Digitized Permanent Zoning Records

178

110

63

260

248

859

GIS Plotting

40

32

0

34

11

117

 
 
Revised June 10, 2020