Permits & Licenses

We've made it easier to do business in Harford County with the opening of our Permit Center for county permits, licenses and inspections. The one-stop Permit Center expedites applications for everything from dog licenses to building permits by gathering county reviewers from several departments, including Planning & Zoning and Public Works, into a single open workspace on the first floor of the county's Administrative Office in Bel Air.

The Harford County Permit Center at 220 S. Main Street is open for business. 

Online transactions through the ePermit Center are strongly encouraged: https://epermitcenter.harfordcountymd.gov/energov_prod/selfservice#/home

Permit applications may be submitted via a drop box in the lobby of County Administration building located at 220 S. Main St. in Bel Air, MD. Staff will contact applicants with a tracking number and next steps.  Alternatively, applicants can submit a completed application and all accompanying documents via email (refer to the link for Covid-19 Operational Update)

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  For more information or questions, please call 410-638-3122.