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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

June

July

August

YTD

Building Application

727

726

787

434

347

865

1,013

1,598

6,497

Building Permits

679

656

756

396

466

795

1,058

935

5,741

Electrical Permits

996

955

502

668

623

803

847

1,170

6,564

Plumbing Permits

690

641

700

380

385

525

537

536

4,394

Fire / Sprinkler Permit Application

112

100

112

45

74

69

165

125

802

Retaining Walls

7

3

5

2

3

5

0

5

30

Drop Off Permit Request

0

0

0

1,713

1,462

1,890

1,829

1,658

8,552

E-Payments Net Revenue

0

0

0

$67,041.08

$178,538.99

$123,186.24

$118,724.27

$187,417.53

$674,908.11

Point of Sale Net Revenue

$35,665.83

$61,003.89

$44,200.66

$54.00

$72.00

$0

$0

$0

$140,996.38

Construction Drawing Review for Code Compliance

Type

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

YTD

Minor Residential (MR)

10

8

13

10

11

25

23

39

139

New Residential Homes (NR)

20

30

30

27

15

26

29

40

217

Commercial Plan Review (C)

42

29

49

86

44

46

46

67

409

Fire Protection Engineer

Type

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

YTD

Fire and Sprinklers Permit Applications

116

99

113

67

59

50

133

113

744

Retaining Walls

7

2

4

3

1

4

2

3

26

Tent

2

3

4

0

0

18

7

3

37

Tanks

1

3

0

0

2

0

2

1

9

Blasting Permits

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Fireworks

0

0

0

0

3

8

0

0

11

Miscellaneous Permits

Type

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

YTD

Parking (Residential)

11

24

3

10

5

0

424

266

743

Pet Licenses

811

810

529

36

3,660

2,040

1,639

1,348

10,873

Taxi Drivers

10

15

2

0

0

0

0

0

27

Public Swimming Pools

0

1

0

94

167

162

38

3

465

E-Payments Net Revenue

0

0

0

$8,420.00

$23,585.00

$14,140.00

$16,103.00

$7,264.00

$69,512.00

Code Inspections and Enforcement

Type

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

YTD

Complaints Received

1,148

1,170

1,111

1,339

2,491

2,498

2,344

2,545

14,648

Inspections Performed

2,617

2,520

2,416

2,400

3,208

4,052

4,120

3,992

25,412

Correction Notices Issued

695

658

607

765

1,285

1,263

1,196

1,289

7,758

Citations Issued

494

513

284

12

83

362

279

249

2,276

Community Sweeps

10

10

5

0

0

0

0

0

25

Community Rat Treatments

20

22

20

24

22

22

20

20

170

Hearings

338

355

266

0

144

176

206

230

1,715

Illegal Signs Removed

40

50

20

110

90

120

215

555

1,230

Housing Urban Development

Type

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

YTD

Complaint Inspections

41

32

18

8

22

31

40

80

272

Yearly Inspections

767

798

861

128

17

18

15

7

2,611

New Move-in

178

137

179

127

144

142

130

122

1,159

Rental Registration

Type

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

YTD

Rental Registration Licenses

580

622

560

466

505

979

1,080

862

5,654

Rental Correction Notices Issued

338

123

187

307

165

41

31

78

1,270

Rental Citations Issued

60

105

17

0

0

0

0

0

182

Inspections and Enforcement

Type

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

YTD

Building Inspections

2,712

2,489

2,762

2,787

2,418

2,772

2,431

2,460

20,831

Building Complaints

44

55

43

47

85

82

77

89

522

Electrical Inspections

3,380

2,489

2,787

2,883

2,313

2,667

2,371

3,096

21,986

Electrical Complaints

7

23

11

9

9

10

13

18

100

Electrical Licenses

16

8

9

15

15

7

9

8

87

Electrical Licenses (Amended)

33

43

48

38

687

1,122

316

103

2,390

Plumbing Inspections

3,158

2,628

2,833

2,155

2,515

1,815

2,358

2,393

19,855

Plumbing Complaints

32

18

17

22

40

33

29

27

218

Plumbing Licenses

4

13

7

0

0

0

5

4

 33

Development Plans Review

Type

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

YTD

New Construction Drawings for First Review

7

1

10

 6

4

4

6

10

48

Construction Drawings for Second, Third, Etc. Reviews

37

26

42

37

39

52

65

45

343

Record Plats Reviewed and or Signed

6

12

3

8

9

10

13

13

74

Approved Construction Drawings

11

13

12

15

12

16

17

13

109

Grading and Sediment Control Plans Reviewed

34

33

31

33

34

22

31

25

243

Minor Subdivisions

12

5

7

10

8

9

7

9

67

UA/RA Packages

20

14

28

18

21

13

23

20

157

Concept Plans

0

0

0

0

1

2

9

3

15

Development and Limited Exemption Plans

11

14

7

19

21

17

16

8

113

Landscape Review/LOS

43

23

44

52

47

54

35

47

345

Development Management

Type

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

YTD

Plans In for Processing

373

271

295

240

223

355

246

260

2,263

Plans Out for Processing

379

302

261

245

172

237

232

234

2,062

Individual House Water and Sewer Connection

3

12

11

2

6

5

12

5

56

Utility/Right-of-Way Agreements

3

5

4

7

6

2

9

4

40

Walk-ins

351

330

302

0

0

0

0

0

983

Development Meetings

16

18

20

4

6

10

8

16

98

Zoning Review

Type

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

YTD

Minor-Sub Plan Submissions

2

3

4

0

2

3

1

1

16

Sign Permits Issued

41

31

37

15

27

66

68

68

353

Fence Waivers

1

0

1

0

1

0

5

1

9

Use Permits and Administrative Approvals

4

4

6

2

7

2

3

3

31

Counter Approvals

54

45

35

3

8

21

27

45

238

Zoning Certification Letters

30

36

33

27

18

20

24

22

210

Petition Applications

31

32

29

18

16

24

41

30

221

Hearing Scheduled

15

8

23

18

0

12

12

14

102

Digitized Permanent Zoning Records

178

110

63

260

248

306

70

2

1,237

GIS Plotting

40

32

0

34

11

33

30

46

226

Interim Outdoor Dinning Approvals

Type

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

YTD

Restaurant Applications Reviewed

0

0

0

0

68

58

6

7

139

Restaurant Applications Approved

0

0

0

0

55

47

0

2

104

Restaurant Applications Incomplete

0

0

0

0

13

11

0

8

32

 
 
Revised September 11, 2020