Inspections Division

Welcome to the Inspections and Enforcement Division of the Department of Inspections, Licensing and Permits. We are located within the Thomas B. Dorsey Building, 9250 Bendix Road, Columbia, MD 21045. We can be reached at (410) 313-1823.

Our inspectors are available between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. each morning. Inspection for emergency water/sewer repairs must be called in to 410-313-1840 prior to 9 AM of the day of inspection.  All other  inspections must be requested through the Automated Inspection Request System at (410) 313-3800. Inspection Type Codes are needed for each inspection requested. 

For questions about grading and sediment control inspections contact the Construction Inspection Division of the Department of Public Works at 410-313-1855. For questions related to wells or septic systems, contact the Health Department at 410-313-2640.