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County offices are closed on Monday, October 9, for Indigenous Peoples' Day.

A permit is required when building a fireplace, wood stove, pellet stove or other burning stove.

Required Documents

The manufacturer’s instructions must be onsite for the inspector at the time of inspection.

About the Application Process

To learn more about the application process, read the steps and watch the videos below, or view the FAQ or full tutorial video playlist.

 Apply for a Permit

Once you have reviewed the process outlined above and have gathered your required documentation, apply for your permit online using the button below.


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Contact Us

Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections

County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



C. Pete Gutwald