Welcome to the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits


The Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits is the clearinghouse for processing licenses and permits, reviewing construction documents, and inspecting buildings and structures for code compliance. 

Robert J. Frances, P. E. , Director

George Howard Building

3430 Court House Drive

Ellicott City, MD 21043

What's New

The George Howard Building will be inaccessible to the public and staff on Friday, March 12 th.  County drop-boxes will not be available to receive deliveries or make pick-ups on that day.

Any document submissions that are due on March 12, may be submitted on Monday, March 15 th

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