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A permit is required for all sprinkler systems.

Required Documents

You must provide the following when submitting your permit application.

  • Construction Plans
  • Structural Certificate—If required by Fire Prevention. 
  • Certification by a Licensed Engineer—Water service piping and vaults where installed prior to July 1, 2010 and cannot provide sufficient water pressure to power the automatic sprinkler system pursuant to NFPA 13D of Section P2904 of the IRC. View details about automatic sprinkler system installation. 
  • Statement of Justification—The cost of correction measures required to meet such standard presents an unreasonable hardship, including a description of the associated costs involved.

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.



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