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A Foundation Only permit is always required when building a foundation. Foundation Only Permits are issued at the holder's risk. This permit does not guarantee that a building permit will be issued in the future. A separate permit is required to complete the building.

Required Documents

You must provide the following when submitting your permit application.

  • Construction Plans—Signed and sealed. 
  • Site Plans—Minimum of one inch equals 60 feet using an engineer's scale
  • Approved Development Plan
  • Data Sheets

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 buttons below.


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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