Ensuring Safe Communities

Growing, thriving and safe communities for our families and businesses 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 are here to assist you in the process and ensure a successful and safe project.

On this site, you will find detailed information 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!

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

Before you excavate or dig, visit Miss Utility.

Building Codes Save Lives:

The Carroll County Bureau of Permits and Inspections wishes to invite you to visit the below web pages to learn more about the importance and value codes and standards have on our everyday lives.

Please be aware of changes in our operations.

The building is now open for walk-in submittals from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Applications for new homes and commercial projects should arrive by 4:00 to ensure proper time for staff to process. 

Electrical, plumbing, gas and fire permits may still be dropped off in our drop box (located in the lower level vestibule) or submitted by mail.

Please see the below guidelines for entrance into the Carroll County Office Building.

  • Customers should arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to allow for security protocols.
  • Visitors are required to register with a photo ID upon entering the building and check out when exiting . 

Thank you for your patience while we reopen our Bureau to the public

To continue operating while providing county staff, citizens and contractors the safest environment, we’ve updated our precautionary measures below effective 5/17/21.  These measures will continue until further notice.

  1. Interior residential renovations, additions, or finished basement          Inspections in occupied homes will be performed. The occupant or contractor may request that staff wear a mask upon entering. 
  2. Electrical, plumbing, and gas only permits, in occupied dwellings.      The occupant or contractor may request that staff wear a mask upon entering. 
  3. Inspections performed inside of currently operating health care facilities, nursing homes, daycare's, and hospitals will require masks to be worn.
  4. Staff may consider using live video inspections under certain conditions and for specific requests.

These measures are in place to provide safety to all parties involved. 

For any questions please contact the office at 410-386-2674

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe,

Permits and Inspections staff

Please check Carroll’s Permitting, Plan Review, and Licensing (CPPL) Portal before filing a Public Information Act Request.

  1. Permit data in the PORTAL from 2019 to date will include ALL documents related to the permit file. No PIA’s for this data will be accepted or processed since the information is accessible through the PORTAL. When using the portal simply enter the house # and street name for information.
  2. Permit data in the PORTAL from 1988 to 2018 will include basic permit information such as permit number, address, and work description. Should the supporting documents related to these permits be needed a PIA request can be submitted here.
  3. Any Permits prior to 1988 will require a PIA request by clicking here.
  4. You may want to start by visiting the state assessment website, this will assist you in determining when the primary structure was constructed to help you better determine the timeframe for the information you are seeking.