Permit Applications are available online through Momentum for everything from applying for a building, sign, or a Use and Occupancy permit and much more. Required fields include, but are not limited to, property description, work description, owner information and type of permit applied for. You may use one of the following documents to obtain property description information: tax bill, the deed for the property or go to http://www.dat.state.md.us/ to retrieve property information by County and address.
Once submitted, the permit application is reviewed by the applicable County, State or other appropriate agencies for approval, as required if a particular construction plan includes environmental, health and/or safety matters governed by agencies other than the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE).
These agencies could include the Health Department, Soil Conservation District (SCD), Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) or State Highway Administration. Representatives from these agencies are now, or soon will be, accessible in DPIE.
This form is used when making a revision to an existing permit.
Volume Builders Form
This form can be used by builders who apply for a large number of permits at any given time to expedite the application process. The first Permit Application has to be on a Regular Application.
Please note there are County Code guidelines available. Click "Resources" from DPIE's main page. Then click "Forms & Checklists." From here, click the appropriate division or category for more information. Some samples are listed below:
- Permitting Forms
- Building Plan Review Division Forms
- Site/Road Plan Review Division Forms & Checklists
Momentum Application User Guides
To begin your permit, there are also category lists of helpful information, including step-by-step Momentum Application Manuals and videos to assist in filling out your application.
ePlan Narrative Requirements
Building Permit Application Form Completed Online
Building Permit applications must be completed online. Please go to the Momentum portal; enter the information directly into the County’s Permitting System; and print three (3) copies of the computer-generated application prior to visiting the Permits Center. (Printers are NOT available onsite for customers.)
Revisions and applications for blocks of Building Permits that include more than four (4) case numbers will continue to be accepted for processing using the appropriate forms (i.e., Application for Building Plan Examination and Permit, Transmittal, Sign Permit Application and/or Volume Form). If you have questions about this new process, please call 301-636-2050.