How to apply for a building permit?

Permit applications may be submitted in person or via a drop box in the lobby of County Administration building located at 220 S. Main St. in Bel Air, MD, applicants can submit a completed application and all accompanying documents via email at or check the ePermit Center for the growing lists of permits being accepted in this application. You must have an account set up through the ePermit Center to process these applications. Online transactions through the ePermit Center are strongly encouraged:

The Department is accepting in-person meetings. We strongly encourage electronic submission during emergency events.

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1. How to apply for a building permit?
2. Where do I get the building permit application and what information is required?
3. How and what can I apply for via the ePermit Center?
4. How do I apply for approvals required by the Board of Appeals?
5. How to submit a complaint of a potential zoning code violation?
6. How to apply for a Site Plan Application Waiver?
7. How long does it take to receive an approved permit?