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The Permits & Inspections Department issues electrical, plumbing and gaming licenses. A Business license may be obtained through the Clerk of the Circuit Court, 301-600-1976.
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Permit applications are made on the portal.
Permit status may be found on the portal.
The end result of the permitting process is the issuance of the Certificate of Completion. The Certificate of Completion is issued when all final inspections have been approved and the construction has been approved for use. It is sent to the applicant of the Building Permit. A Certificate of Occupancy is issued for new dwelling permits and non-residential permits.
If your property is not within an Incorporated Town or Frederick City, a permit for a fence is not required, because County Zoning regulations do not require a Zoning Certificate for a fence. Please check with Zoning Administration to confirm setback and height requirements.
Inspection requests are made by email (email@example.com) or you may schedule an inspection through the portal at https://planningandpermitting.frederickcountymd.gov/.
The permit number, permit type, kind of inspection, name (and company if applicable) and phone number are required. Requests received prior to 12:00 p.m. will be accommodated the next business day. If the inspector is unable to meet this request, the person that requested the inspection will be notified by phone. Please review the inspection procedures for more detail.
The inspector will leave an inspection sticker at the site along with a notation and contact information for further questions. You may also check the inspection status on the portal at https://planningandpermitting.frederickcountymd.gov/.
Redecorating and minor repair jobs such as painting, wallpaper, flooring, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work do not require a permit.