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Permit Processing Information and Forms

Baltimore County Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections
County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Room 100
Towson, Maryland 21204
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Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Phone: 410-887-3900

The Baltimore County Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections (PAI) publishes downloadable forms and information to be used in the permit process.

How to Apply for a Building Permit

Step 1

Download and complete all of the information on the Building Permit Application (PDF) including:

  • Property/owner/applicant information
  • Describe proposed work
  • Proposed/existing use

Step 2: Complete Required Items and Payment

  1. Determine the items required to apply. 
  2. Print and complete each item from the form list that is required for your application. Your application must be signed. Note: If you would like your permit to be emailed to you, include your email address on your application and request on the form for the permit to be emailed. 
  3. View the building permit fee schedule to determine the appropriate fee.
  4. For payment, include a check made out to Baltimore County. If you prefer to pay online, include your email on your application and an Engineering Assistant will contact you with a reference number, fee and instructions on how to pay online

Step 4: Submit Application

All applications for Permits, Approvals and Inspections will be processed in-person. No appointment required. We will no longer accept drop-offs in the lobby.

Schedule an Inspection

Use Inspection Connection to schedule, reschedule, cancel or inquire about an inspection for your building, electrical or plumbing permit.

Important Notice

Permit Information and Forms

Building Code and Construction Information

Energy Conservation Information and Forms

Revised July 15, 2021         


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