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County offices are closed on Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day.

About the Online Application Process

All applications for building, plumbing, electrical and other construction permits must be completed online. Public work stations and staff are available in the lobby to help customers create their online accounts and applications on a first-come, first-served basis. View the tutorial video playlist to learn more about the application process.

Permits are valid for one year with an option to request one additional year at the time the application is filed. If the permit has expired, you will need to file for a new permit. If your permit has not expired, you may request an extension.


Use the records search tool to find permits. The search guide will help you search for permits.

For Return Applicants

Log in to your online permit application account using the button below.


Select Your Permit Type

To learn more about the application process and what documents are required for your application, select from the list of permit types below. Do not work on an expired permit. Working on an invalid permit will result in fines and penalties.





New Construction

Permit Review Tool



  • Wastewater Discharge—Issued by the Department of Public Works and Transportation, Bureau of Utilities

More Information

For permits not linked above, call 410-887-3900 to learn more about the process and what is required to apply. To determine if a permit is required for your project, call 410-887-3953.

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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