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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 the county administration building, 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 (learn more here).

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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           Public comment was open for feedback through August 31, 2023.

DILP will review public feedback before drafting legislation that will then be shared with the appropriate Harford County advisory boards for additional input.  Another public comment period will be scheduled in October 2023, before legislation is submitted to the Harford County Council for final approval.

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