Seal of Caroll County, Maryland

Bureau of Permits and Inspections

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

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Code Requirements for Commercial Projects and Change of Occupancy Classifications

New Construction:
  1. All new construction shall comply with all currently adopted codes.
Additions
  1. All new construction shall comply with all currently adopted codes.
  2. Building height and area limitations shall apply to the entire structure. This may require a fire wall or sprinkler system to be installed.
  3. Federal and State requirements: Americans with Disabilities Act and the Maryland Accessibility Code shall apply to the new structure and may apply to portions of the existing structure.
  4. Subject to State Fire Marshall Regulations.
Interior Alterations / Renovation
  1. Those areas altered shall comply with all currently adopted codes.
    Note: Areas not planned as part of an alteration are not required to be upgraded unless affected by the planned alteration.
  2. Federal and State requirements: Americans with Disabilities Act and the Maryland Accessibility Code shall apply to the altered area and may apply to portions of the non-altered area.
  3. Subject to State Fire Marshall Regulations.
Change of Occupancy Classification
  1. Buildings or tenant spaces that change occupancy classification shall comply with the International Building Code or International Existing Building Code.
  2. State requirement: Maryland Accessibility Code shall apply.
  3. Subject to State Fire Marshall Regulations.

Your project is important to us. For questions or to schedule a meeting with staff to discuss your project call 410-386-2674.