Garrett County Government

Services and Responsibilities

Department of Community Planning and Development

Permits & Inspection Services Office

The Permits and Inspection Serivces Office provides and manages residential and commercial customers with the information needed to submit permit application and plans, distributing permit application and plans to agencies responsible for review, and issuance of permits for approved applications and plans.

Other services provided by this office includes:

  • Providing permit application and processing status,
  • Storing, maintaining, and archiving permit applications and plans,
  • Preparing and distributing brochures and other public information on permits.

 


Our Responsibility

The Permits and Inspection Services Office is responsible to ensure compliance with all applicable Building Codes and to protect, maintain, and enhance the public health, safety, and general welfare by establishing minimum requirements and procedures to control adverse impacts associated with land disturbance, increased stormwater runoff, and encroachment by development onto floodplains. Garrett County currently administers the 2012 International Building Code, 2012 International Residential Code, and 2012 International Energy Conservation Code. Additionally, all codes adopted by the Maryland Codes Administration through the Maryland Building Performance Standards are in force in Garrett County.

The Permits and Inspection Services Office strives to provide the highest standards consistent with the adopted Building Code, Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance, and Stormwater Management Ordinance. This is accomplished through building inspections, code enforcement, the issuance of use and occupancy permits, and the use of soil erosion and sediment control and stormwater management practices designed in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 26.17.01, the 2011 Maryland Standards and Specifications, the Stormwater Management Act of 2007, environmental site design, and appropriate structural best management practices only when necessary.

 

 


 

Please call 301-334-7470 for more information relative to complete customer services provided.

 

 

 
 
 

Dept. of Community Planning & Dev. - To Recommend Permit Fee Increases

Department of Community Planning & Development, Permits & Inspection Services Office - Recommendations For Permit Fee Increases 2014.

Feb 12, 2014 at 3:09pm

Garrett County Airport User and Business Survey

The Board of County Commissioners is updating its Airport Layout Plan for the Garrett County Airport for its future use, expansion, and development.

Nov 27, 2013 at 3:30pm

Revised Floodplain Management Ordinance - August 20, 2013

The Garrett County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on August 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm to take public comment on a proposal to update and re-adopt the County's Floodplain Management Ordinance.

Aug 7, 2013 at 11:01am