The Office of Permits & Inspections
The Permits and Inspections 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; and
- Engineer/wide-format copy, printing, and scanning services.
The Permits and Inspections 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 Inspections 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.