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Michael Braverman, DHCD Commissioner Mayor Catherine E. Pugh


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 443-984-1809.

What's New

All outstanding Residential Small Project permits will expire June 30th. Beginning July 1, customers must apply for these permits online through ePermits or at the One Stop Shop. No updates will be accepted via mail, email, fax, or phone.

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