Permits & Inspections

Permits & Inspections

Permits & Inspections

Ensuring Safe Communities

Growing, thriving communities don’t just happen. They are made, collaboratively. Whether you have a renovation project or building a new home for your family, renovating an existing property for a small business, or planning a new commercial site, we’ll assist you in the process and ensure a successful project.

On this site you will find detailed outlines of what’s required for common projects, links to check on the status of your permit application, searchable online versions of our adopted code amendments, and much more.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for please don’t hesitate to contact us at 410-386-2674. We’re here to help!

Visit Our Offices:
225 North Center Street
1st Floor, Room 118
Westminster, MD 21157

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm; permit applications are accepted until 4:30pm

Before you excavate or dig, visit Miss Utility.

Permit Status Inquiry

Public Notice: 

The next Carroll County Electrical Licensing Examination will be given on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 9:00 A.M. If you wish to register for this test, please notify the office prior to October  16,  2019.  A registration fee of  $50.00,  one or more current letters verifying at least seven (7) years experience under a Licensed Master General Electrician, and a completed form is required to register. Test is based on the 2017 NEC, Ohm's Law, Electrical theory and mathematics associated with the electrical trade. Small non­ programmable calculators may be used during the test. Please bring the 2017 National Electrical Code book for testing. NEC Handbook without tabs, other books, notes and/or written materials and cell phones are not permitted in the testing area.  For further information, call the office between 8:00 A.M. and  5:00 P.M. any weekday at (410)386-2118 or 1-888-302-8978 ext. #2118.

Building Codes Save Lives:

The Carroll County Bureau of Permits and Inspections wishes to invite you to visit the below webpages to better understand the importance and value codes and standards have on our everyday lives.

"Why should I get a permit? "

Working without a permit can be putting your family and others at risk and will result in fines of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars if caught performing work without one. In addition with current real estate disclosure laws this can also lead to delays in transferring properties or in getting loans for the purchase or refinancing of a property. In some cases insurance companies may not cover damage claims for non-permitted work.

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