Paper Permit Applications No Longer Accepted
As of Monday, November 1, all applications for building, plumbing, electrical and other construction permits must be completed online. To help with the transition, first come, first serve public work stations will be placed in the lobby with available staff to help customers create their online accounts and applications.
For details on account creation, relevant permit types and document needs, visit the online permit application section.
Building Plans Review is responsible for reviewing all new building plans and permits to assure adherence to the Baltimore County building, fire and related codes.
Applicants for commercial building permits may utilize County-approved independent plan reviewers to expedite building plan approval. Review the following:
Review Facts You Should Know for Permit Applications for an explanation of what requirements are to be met before applying and proceeding with any building, plumbing or electrical work in Baltimore County. Following this information may help you avoid delays or problems as you go through the permit process.
Energy Conservation Information and Forms
- State of Maryland Energy Code
- Building Thermal Envelope One Story Additions 600 Square Feet or Less
- Residential Energy Conservation Code Introduction
- Energy Efficiency Certificate of Compliance
- 2015 IECC Code Compliance: Energy notes to be provided on one- and two-family construction plans.
Accessible Parking Requirements
If you are building or renovating in a waterfront or stream area, the floodplain regulations can be confusing. View the floodplain information to find some of the questions, answers, guidelines and forms that people frequently request.
Use Inspection Connection to schedule inspections or inquire about permits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Additional Documents and Information
Adopted Design Manual Changes: The Design Division of the Baltimore County Bureau of Engineering and Construction has adopted changes to portions of the "Design Manual: Chapter on Structures" regarding retaining walls referred to in the Baltimore County Building Code, Section 1806.2.