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.
- 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.
The floodplain regulations can be confusing if you are building or renovating a waterfront or in a stream area. View the floodplain information to find some of the questions, answers, guidelines, and forms people frequently request.
- Anchoring Systems for Fuel Tanks (Recommended)
- Bulkhead Detail
- Excavated Basement: Typical Wall Section
- Facts You Should Know for Permit Application
- Joists Spans for Grades and Sizes of Species (maximum)
- Plans Review Data Sheet
- Public Information Act (PIA) Request for Information Form
- Structural Certification of Sprinkler Systems
- Swimming Pool Requirements: Residential
- Swimming Pools, Spas and Hot Tub Barrier Requirements
- Window Wells
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.