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Michael Braverman, DHCD Commissioner Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young


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.

Excluding permits for temporary events, all permit applications are now processed online. Please click on ePermits below to create an account and apply for your permit, or visit our One-Stop Shop (417 E. Fayette St., Room 100) to file for your permit using one of our ePermits kiosks.

Not sure if your project requires a permit? Call us at 443-984-1809.

Use & Occupancy permits must now be applied for online

Resource Center

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 1/1/2007.

Report un-permitted work


Check out QuickTrac 24 hour permit scheduling by phone.

Relevant Links

Visit Baltimore's Open for Business Site.

Baltimore City Green Building Standards

Zoning and Zoning Appeals

Resident Handbooks for Permits & Building Inspections and Housing Code Enforcement

Permit Application and Other Resources

Code Enforcement Legal Section

Contact the director by email