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A building permit is required for panels 10 kilowatts (kW) or more.

An electrical permit must be obtained in addition to a building permit for solar panel installation by a Master Electrician licensed/registered with Baltimore County. Contractor must have Certificate of Installation at time of inspections.

Required Documents

You must provide the following when submitting your permit application.

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