Seal of Caroll County, Maryland


Permits and Inspections

Contact Information:

Phone:
    410-386-2674
Fax:
    410-876-9252
TT users (MD Relay):
    711/800-735-2258

Bureau of Permits and Inspections

The Bureau of Permits and Inspections enforces the Carroll County building Code, Chapter 97 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 141 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.