Baltimore Housing's Office of Permits & Building Inspections enforces the Baltimore City Building Code, as well as state laws pertaining to construction and occupancy. This office issues building permits and provides subsequent inspections for; construction, alteration, electrical, mechanical and plumbing work in both commercial and residential structures. File your completed application in person at: The One- Stop Shop, 417 E. Fayette St., Room 100. Not sure if your project requires a permit? Call us at 410-396-3360

Building a rooftop deck? Get requirements here.

Penalty surcharge: click here for regulations and form for work conducted without a permit.

Do I need drawings or plans? Get requirements here.

Permit Fee Changes Effective 3/10/2013

2013 Building Code Updates

Announcement: e-Plans Upgrade!

This month, Baltimor's e-Plans review system will be undergoing an upgrade that will improve its functionality. This upgrade will include a number of enhancements requested by customers, including improved compatibility with Apple operating systems.

In order to make these changes, we will be shutting down the e-Plans system from noon on Friday March 28th through Sunday March 30th. The new version of the system will be accessible beginning Monday March 31st.

Thank you for your patience as this upgrade is implemented. We look forward to providing customers with a new and improved version of e-Plans!

Fees and Procedures

Get a list of permit fees and see the plans review procedure on how/where to file your permit application. You can also get an application and other resources.

Existing Permit Search

Find all the permits issued since 1/1/2002.

Report un-permitted work


Check out QuickTrac 24 hour permit scheduling by phone.