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The Department of Permits, Approval and Inspections helps promote investment, jobs, housing and quality of life in Baltimore County through timely and effective land use planning and regulation, and the delivery of customer-focused services. Here’s a snapshot of the work we do. The data is based on a rolling, two-month period; the year-to-date (YTD) summary is based on the calendar year.

Permits Processing

Type

January

February

YTD

Building Permit Applications Processed

615

834

1,449

Building Permits Issued

606

596

1,202

Electrical Permits Issued

870

724

1,594

Plumbing Permits Issued

587

640

1,227

Fire / Sprinkler Permit Applications

127

102

229

Retaining Wall Permits Issued

0

1

1

Front Lobby Drop Off / Pick Up

1,603

1,230

2,833

E-Payments Net Revenue

$167,318.72

$304,648.00

$471,966.72

Point of Sale Net Revenue

$0

$0

$0

Construction Plans Reviewed for Code Compliance

Type

January

February

YTD

Minor Residential Plans Reviewed (MR)

78

46

124

New Residential Homes Plans Reviewed (NR)

35

106

141

Commercial Plans Reviewed (C)

55

89

144

Fire Protection Engineer

Type

January

February

YTD

Fire and Sprinkler Plans Reviewed

109

113

222

Retaining Wall Plans Reviewed

1

2

3

Tent Plans Reviewed

2

2

4

Tank Plans Reviewed

23

25

48

Blasting Plans Reviewed

1

1

2

Firework Plans Reviewed

0

0

0

Miscellaneous Permits

Type

January

February

YTD

Parking (Residential) Permits Issued

12

13

25

Pet License Permits Issued

535

407

942

Taxi Driver Permits Issued

18

9

27

Public Swimming Pool Permits Issued

0

0

0

E-Payments Net Revenue

$3,741.00

$2,670.00

$6,411.00

Code Inspections and Enforcement

Type

January

February

YTD

Complaints Received

1,024

843

1,867

Inspections Performed

1,937

1,380

3,317

Correction Notices Issued

604

338

942

Citations Issued

229

197

426

Communities Swept

7

4

11

Communities Treated

23

23

46

Hearings

200

147

347

Illegal Signs Removed

35

45

80

Housing Urban Development

Type

January

February

YTD

Complaint Inspections

46

64

110

Annual Inspections

0

0

0

New Move-in Inspections

97

68

165

Rental Registration

Type

January

February

YTD

Rental Registration Licenses

615

350

965

Rental Correction Notices Issued

38

15

53

Rental Citations Issued

0

0

0

Inspections and Enforcement

Type

January

February

YTD

Building Inspections

2,539

1,974

4,513

Building Complaints

52

34

86

Electrical Inspections

2,269

1,896

4,165

Electrical Complaints

15

0

15

Electrical Licenses

13

0

13

Electrical Licenses (Amended)

0

0

0

Plumbing Inspections

2,225

2,147

4,372

Plumbing Complaints

24

22

46

Plumbing Licenses

3

4

7

Development Plans Review

Type

January

February

YTD

New Construction Drawings for First Review

9

7

16

Construction Drawings for Second, Third, Etc. Reviews

34

36

70

Record Plats Reviewed and or Signed

8

13

21

Approved Construction Drawings

12

14

26

Grading and Sediment Control Plans Reviewed

34

33

67

Minor Subdivisions

10

2

12

UA/RA Packages

25

18

43

Concept Plans

0

1

1

Development and Limited Exemption Plans

18

23

41

Landscape Review/LOS

45

42

87

Development Management

Type

January

February

YTD

Plans In for Processing

303

280

583

Plans Out for Processing

325

195

520

Individual House Water and Sewer Connection

4

8

12

Utility/Right-of-Way Agreements

3

5

8

Walk-ins

0

0

0

Development Meetings

9

11

20

Zoning Review

Type

January

February

YTD

Minor-Sub Plan Submissions

1

8

9

Sign Permits Issued

76

86

162

Fence Waivers

3

1

4

Use Permits and Administrative Approvals

1

1

2

MVA, Liquor and Trade License Approvals

22

45

67

Zoning Certification Letters

20

21

41

Petition Applications

22

32

54

Hearing Scheduled

25

18

43

New GIS Records

9

20

29

Interim Outdoor Dining Approvals

Type

January

February

YTD

Restaurant Applications Reviewed

1

0

1

Restaurant Applications Approved

3

0

3

Restaurant Applications Incomplete

0

0

0

 
 
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