COVID-19 Operational Status and Procedures

For questions regarding how COVID-19 and/or an Executive Order impacts a use or permit requirement, please contact Dave Culver (410)638-3227 or dculver@harfordcountymd.gov

Effective March 1, 2021, the following procedures will be implemented to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus:

Development Review

The Department is accepting in-person appointments (walk-ins will be handled on a case by case basis depending on the number of appointments in the office). We strongly encourage any and all documents submitted for review by the department, including Preliminary Plans, Site Plans, and Record Plats, should be dropped off in the marked bin in the lobby of 220 S. Main Street in Bel Air. Please call (410-638-3103) or email (developmentreview@harfordcountymd.gov ) to arrange a drop-off time. Staff will be in contact to confirm receipt and provide further instruction as needed. Documents may be submitted electronically to developmentreview@harfordcountymd.gov. Please call 410-638-3103 for additional information.

Meetings of the Development Advisory Committee (DAC) will still be conducted virtually until further notice.

Board of Appeals

Pre-application meetings will be held via phone or video conferencing.  We strongly encourage applications being dropped off in the marked bin in the lobby of 220 S. Main Street in Bel Air or mailed to the Department.  Staff will contact applicants to provide further instruction as needed.  Please contact Dave Culver for additional information at dculver@harfordcountymd.gov or 410-638-3227.

Building Permits

The Department is accepting in-person appointments (walk-ins will be handled on a case by case basis depending on the number of appointments in the office). Please note that these appointments will only be for accepting applications and information. Permit techs will not be permitted to take applicants to the desk or beyond the safety glass.

The Department strongly urges that  permit applications be submitted via the ePermit Center, the drop box in the lobby of County Administration building located at 220 S. Main St. in Bel Air, MD. or submit a completed application and all accompanying documents via email at building@harfordcountymd.gov.  Staff will contact applicants with a tracking number and next steps as soon as possible.

Please check the ePermit Center for the growing lists of permits being accepted in this application. You must have an account set up through the ePermit Center to process these applications. Online transactions through the ePermit Center are strongly encouraged: https://epermitcenter.harfordcountymd.gov/energov_prod/selfservice#/home.  

For all applications there are two ways to apply. 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 at building@harfordcountymd.gov. We strongly encourage electronic submission during emergency events. 

For questions or help with applications, please call 410-638-3122.

Public Meetings and Hearings

In order to conform with social distancing protocols and to be in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, beginning April 1, 2020 and until further notice, all public meeting will be held virtually online.  See below for dates and instructions on how to participate.