Where do I get the building permit application and what information is required?

Applications and other necessary forms are available from the Planning and Zoning main webpage ⇨ click on Zoning Administration Document Center.  If you have questions regarding forms and applications, please email us at Building@harfordcountymd.gov or call the office at 410-638-6442 any time for assistance.

The permit application is used for commercial permits, residential permits, and zoning certificates.  However, not all information is required for every application.  Please note, “occupancy classification” applies to commercial permits only. 

For most applications can be processed with the following information:

  1.            Address of work site;
  2.            Date;
  3.            Public Water & Sewer or Private Well and Septic (check boxes);
  4.            Height of structure;        
  5.            Construction Cost;
  6.            Applicant Information;
  7.            Property Owner Information;
  8.            Contractor; and/or
  9.            Print, sign and date the bottom.

Building Permit/Zoning Certificate Applications may be submitted electronically to Building@harfordcountymd.gov

Building/Zoning Certificate Application

http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2315/Building-PermitZoning-CertificateApplication-PDF 

  • Complete all applicable fields, including signature at the bottom of the page.
  • If you would like to list a contractor on the application, you must provide a copy of the contract signed by both parties.

Site Plan

http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/12388/Sample-Site-Plan 

  • This is just a sample, please provide the site plan for the referenced property.
  • Required for all new structures and additions (sheds, decks, additions, etc.).
  • Indicate size and location of existing and proposed structures.

Owner Authorization Letter

http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2316/Letter-of-Owner-Authorization-PDF 

  • The Property Owner must authorize who can apply for the permit.
  • Complete the Signature blocks, along with witness and date.

Fences

 http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2494/Fences-in-Easements-PDF 

  •  Fence in Easement form if fence will be encroaching easement

Decks

http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/7358/Basic-Deck-Design 

  • Fill in blanks front and back

Deck Guidelines

http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/DocumentCenter/View/318/Deck-Construction-Guidelines?bidId= 

Construction Plans

  • Detailed plans for new construction, additions, and interior alterations must address entire scope of work with dimensions.

Show All Answers

1. Can I still apply for a building permit and how do I get this application to you?
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. Can I still submit a complaint of a potential zoning code violation?
6. Can I still apply for a Site Plan Application Waiver?
7. Is a building permit/zoning certificate still required?
8. How long does it take to receive an approved permit?