The Bureau of Permits and Inspections enforces the Carroll County building Code,
Chapter 170 of the Code of Public Local Laws and Ordinances of Carroll County, which includes building,
electrical, plumbing, mechanical, handicapped and fire codes. The Bureau processes all
applications and inspects all phases of construction. The Bureau assigns addresses to new structures
using the County Grid System. The Bureau issues electrical, plumbing, gas fitters and utility
contractor licenses. Staff reviews site and subdivision plans for compliance.
The Site Inspector inspects site for compliance with approved site plans and for compliance with the
Maryland State Building Code for handicapped accessibility.
The Bureau enforces the Carroll County Minimum Livability Code, Chapter 171 of the Code of Public Local
Laws and Ordinances of Carroll County, which governs building standards for residential rental housing.
The Carroll County Bureau of Permits and Inspections is open to visitors from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.
each weekday. Applications for building permits are accepted from 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M.. For general information about permits stop by our office during business hours or call us at
410-386-2674 or 1-888-302-8978, ext. 2674.