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Baltimore County to launch online permitting platform


TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced the first phase of Baltimore County’s transition from paper to online permit applications.

Beginning November 1, officials say all construction permit applications will be filed online – paper applications will no longer be accepted.

“We hold ourselves to the highest standards of customer service, and this is an important step toward improving service and making our government even more accessible to our residents,” Olszewski said. “Online permitting will streamline the application process, making it easier and more efficient for everyone involved in the permitting process.”

Applicants for building, electrical, grading, plumbing, stormwater management and other construction permits will be required to submit their applications and all related information online beginning November 1. Scheduling of construction inspections will also be done online.

Applicants will use their email addresses to create an online account, where they will submit applications, upload relevant documents, pay required fees and retrieve permits.

As part of the transition to online permitting, the Office of Permits, Approvals and Inspections will place kiosks in the lobby of its office at 111 W. Chesapeake Ave. in Towson. Department staff will be available to help any applicants who require assistance.


To facilitate a smooth transition, Baltimore County officials say they will not accept any new applications for these types of permits on October 28 and 29.

Additional types of permits will transition to the County’s online permitting system in future.

More information can be found at www.BaltimoreCountyMD.gov/permits.

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