Getting Permits For Your Project
Permits and zoning regulations set by local county authorities are for the health, safety and welfare of all citizens. The review process of a project takes some time and the issue of a permit should prevent and correct hazards connected to the building environment. The County practices efficient and impartial administration and enforcement of the International Building Codes 2015, National Electric Code, the National Standard Plumbing Code and all other applicable local ordinances.
The County is responsible for issuing building, grading, electrical, plumbing and gas permits, and performs field inspections on these projects to ensure compliance with applicable codes. County Inspections include building construction, electrical installation, plumbing installation, fire protection and accessibility.
We stay current with buiding codes for St. Mary's, Calvert and Charles County. We've processed permits for custom home and renovation projects located in Southern Maryland. We have a strong working relationship with those who review and process the permits. We are knowledgeable in the area of building in what is considered a "Critical Area" and can offer suggestions to address any issues with your lot and home plans.