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Permit Processing Information and Forms

Baltimore County Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections
County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 100
Towson, Maryland 21204
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Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone: 410-887-3900

The Baltimore County Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections (PAI) publishes downloadable forms and information to be used in the permit process.

How to Apply for a Building Permit

Applications for building permits must be applied for in person. Here's how to get started.

Step 1

Download and complete the Building Permit Application (PDF). Print a copy to bring with you when you apply for your building permit in Step 4.

Step 2

Email the completed form to to place the application on file with our office. Please include the address of the property in the subject line for identification.

Step 3

Print your property reports to bring with you when you apply for your building permit in Step 4.

  1. Use the Permit Review Tool to search for your property's address or 10-digit tax pin. You can also select your property on the map.
  2. Select the "click here" links next to the "Residential" and "Commercial" labels to view the PDFs.
  3. Print a copy of each report. 

Step 4

Visit the PAI office in person to meet with an Engineering Assistant, who will provide instructions on how get your permit approved. You must bring a copy of your completed application and the printed reports for your property, as well as any additional required paperwork.

Learn more about permit applications and processing.

Schedule an Inspection

Use Inspection Connection to schedule, reschedule, cancel or inquire about an inspection for your building, electrical or plumbing permit.

Important Notice

Permit Information and Forms

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Energy Conservation Information and Forms

Revised October 23, 2019         


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