Single Family Dwelling


Building Permit applications are completed online. Please go to the ePermits Online Portal and enter the information directly into the County’s Permitting System.


The following documents and plans are required to apply for a new Single Family Dwelling permit:
  • Concept Approval Letter
  • Approved Storm Drain Plan (if needed)
  • Site/Plot Plans — Signed and Sealed
  • Architectural Drawings — Signed and Sealed
  • Structural Drawings — Signed and Sealed
  • Landscape Plans
  • Sediment Control Plan — Green stamped if the disturbed area is greater than 5,000 sq. ft.
  • Approved Tree Conservation Plans or a Woodland Conservation Exemption letter*
*To obtain a copy of the Tree Conservation plan or the Woodland Conservation Exemption letter, contact M-NCPPC’s Countywide Division, Environmental Planning by emailing

Prior to issuance of a permit, the following is required:
  • Building Contractors License
  • Maryland Home Builder Registration
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Environmental Planning Approval
  • Building Plan Review Division Approval
  • Health Department Approval
  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) — Building Certification Release (BCR)
  • Payment of Applicable Fees, including School Surcharge and Public Safety