Construction Inspections



  • Manage construction of infrastructure projects (roads, bridges, storm drains, water lines, sewer lines and pump stations, etc)
  • Inspect the construction of projects
  • Inspect developer projects for any roads, bridges, storm drains, water, and/or sewer that will turned over to Harford County
  • Inspect erosion and sediment control (delegated authority from Maryland Department of the Environment to Harford County) to enforce environmental regulations

Environmental Enforcement

Responsible for inspection of any construction activity within Harford County which disturbs more than 5,000 square feet in land area.

The purpose of these inspections is to minimize soil erosion and keep sediment from getting into streams and waterways. Periodic inspections are performed to verify that the sediment control practices required as part of an approved Erosion and Sediment Control Plan are installed per plan, and are maintained and functioning properly.

Land Development

Responsible for inspection of privately constructed infrastructure that will be turned over to county ownership for operation and maintenance. This includes:

  • Roads
  • Storm drains
  • Water and sewer systems for residential subdivisions and certain commercial properties

Roads & Bridges

Responsible for inspection of county, state, and federally funded contract work on all county roadways and bridges. This includes:

  • Bridge construction
  • Bridge rehabilitation  
  • Pavement overlays
  • Pavement rehabilitation

Inspections are performed to verify that the project is constructed in accordance with the plans and Harford County standards.

Water & Sewer

Responsible for inspecting construction of water distribution systems, sewer lines and manholes, and sewage pumping stations.