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Design Review Panel Areas

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.

Permit Processing Office Closed October 28 and October 29

To prepare for the transition from paper to online applications, the Permit Processing Office will be closed for staff training on Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29. Permit applications will not be accepted these days. View additional information about the online permit transition.


Bill 12-93 (PDF) was enacted on January 19, 1993 to create the Baltimore County Design Review Areas. The development plans in these Design Review Areas are reviewed by the Design Review Panel, an advisory and consulting body to the County agencies involved in reviewing development plans.

Design review is conducted for all projects located within designated Design Review Areas. These areas are as follows:

Commercial (Non-residential) Review Areas

Residential Review Areas

Contact Us

Jenifer Nugent, Design Review Panel Coordinator

Revised October 15, 2021         


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