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A building permit is required for all tanks.

Required Documents

You must provide the following when submitting your permit application.

  • Construction Plans—Signed and sealed drawing for buried tanks where manufacturer's instructions are different than install.
  • Site Plans—For installation only. (View the residential site plan for residential permit applications.)
  • For proposed propane tanks on properties served by well and septic systems - A Contractor Certification must be signed and submitted with the plumbing permit application.
  • If removing a tank—Letter for Ground Water Management
  • If located in a floodplain—Flood Plain Determination Form
  • If tank is underground or over 260 gallons—Manufacturer's Instructions required onsite

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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