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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).

For questions or help, please call the Permit Center at 410-638-3122.

The Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits works to create streamlined and efficient processes for inspections, licenses and permits, while helping to build an attractive and safe community for the citizens of today and tomorrow.


The Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits enhances public safety by ensuring compliance with all Harford County codes related to building structures. We issue permits and licenses, and offer professional guidance with code interpretations, reviews and inspections for structures that require permits within our jurisdiction. We also register professionals in certain trades. Our Department always strives for efficiency and professionalism as we carry out our various responsibilities.

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Effective July 1, 2015 Maryland Accessibility Code was updated to adopt applicable standards for design and construction of new facilities. Refer to update to Maryland Accessibility Code (PDF). For further information refer to Department of Housing and Community Development Guidelines (PDF).

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