Permit Procedures


    Effective immediately, the Department of Planning will only be accepting building permit applications electronically.  Please do not drop off paper copies and checks at City Hall.  Applications, forms, and building plans are to be submitted to both these email addresses: and  The Permit Application and Owner Authorization Forms, are available on our City website.   We will confirm receipt of your documents and instruct you for credit card payment by phone.  Please call prior to submitting your application:  (410) 939-1800 extension 1102 or 1123.

    For work being completed under existing permits, Harford County has implemented policies and procedures related to performing inspections.  In general, the County will not perform interior inspections of occupied buildings.  The County may allow third party inspections and other alternatives on a case by case basis.  Please contact Harford County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits at 410-638-3122 for more information.

    We are now into the Spring season which means grass cutting will need to begin soon.  Take advantage of the outdoors and exercise by continuing your regular property maintenance for this time of year.  For life safety issues requiring Code Enforcement attention, please call (410) 939-1800 extension 2104 or 1120.

    We understand the COVID-19 situation is affecting many aspects of our daily lives.  We thank you in advance for your patience with the procedural changes implemented by the Administration.   We encourage you to check on your elderly and disabled neighbors during this time, and continue to practice social distancing and hand washing practices.