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The Division of Planning and Permitting
Permits and Inspections - Building Permits and Zoning Certificates
Click Here to Access the Application Portal
Applications and online payments are processed in the portal.
Building permits are required to establish minimum requirements for the protection of life or limb, health and public welfare and protection of property as it relates to the structures built or existing structures being modified or altered.
Applications must be made on the portal here. For further information, please select a specific certificate or permit type below.
Approval is required for all new construction in the county or in the municipalities, with the exception of the City of Frederick and Mt. Airy. The City of Frederick and Mt. Airy are responsible for their own building permits. Zoning certificates for properties within municipalities must be applied for prior to Building Permit application at the Department of Permits and Inspections. Approval is required for modifications, alterations or changing the usage of any building or structure. Approval is required for accessory structures, such as a shed, pool, deck, garage, sign, etc.
Permits and Inspections will now accept credit cards, debit cards and online payments. Pay online on the through the portal here. Please note there is a service charge on all credit card, debit card and online check transactions. The service fee for an online check payment is $1.49 per transaction. The service fee for using a credit card or debit card is 2.5% per transaction total.
Resolution 14-01: Allows the Use of Surety Bonds to Guarantee Private and Public Improvements
Submittal Requirements and Application Forms
New or Replacement Dwelling Units
All Other Residential Uses
Additions / Alterations / Accessory
Hot Tub and/or Swimming Pool (Pool Permit- Zoning Submittal Requirements for lots under 2 acres in size)
Foundation, New, Complete Building, Core, Addition, or Accessory Structure
Tenant Occupancy Permit Application - No Construction
Trailer (Construction, Office, Sales, Temporary or Permanent)
Expedited Permit and Inspection Certificate for Small Commercial Businesses (EPIC)
Agricultural Building / Zoning Certificate
Zoning Certificate for Agricultural Building
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Annual Statement
Impact Fee Offset Request Form
Impact Fee Refund Request Form
Municipality Information For Expedited Building Permits (NOTE: There have been changes made to this list)
Storm Water Management Design Manual
30 N. Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701
Permit Status/ Inquiries
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.