Building Departments in Howard County, MD create and enforce building codes and zoning rules to ensure that buildings are safe. They also review and approve building plans and issue Howard County building permits. These building permits may be required for land development, renovations, demolition, repairs, and other construction. Permits can show if a building meets Howard County fire codes and other building regulations, demonstrate that a building is safe to occupy, and they can also be used to prove that a construction project holds a valid Howard County building permit. Howard County Building Departments provide information on which projects require a building permit, how to apply for a permit, and the rules for receiving a permit. They may also provide searchable databases of approved Howard County building permits. Building Departments often provide online access to building permit rules and records.
Howard County Planning Department Ellicott City MD 3430 Court House Drive, Ste 100 21043 410-313-2350
Howard County Zoning Ellicott City MD 3430 Court House Drive, Ste 100 21043 410-313-2395