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Department ofPermits, Approvals and Inspections

With over 600 square miles and approximately 847,562 people in Baltimore County, the Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections (PAI) oversees the development and use of land.

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 the online permit application section.


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Helping Restaurants and Bars Provide Expanded Outdoor Table Service

Baltimore County is expediting necessary approvals to temporarily allow establishments to expand outdoor table service into areas not previously authorized, in a manner that ensures the safety of their customers and staff. Find more information about requirements and how to apply.  

Public Information Act (PIA) Requests

To review or obtain copies of permits and related records, submit a PIA Request form. Contact the divisions below for the following:

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Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections

County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.




C. Pete Gutwald

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